22 May 2009

7.9 Cubic Metres Call for Artists’ Proposals

About 7.9 Cubic Metres

7.9 Cubic Metres is a free-standing structure within Stanley Picker Gallery, London.

7.9 Cubic Metres operates as an autonomous gallery within the public gallery. A project initiated by the artist James Carrigan, the space will be independently curated by Eliza Tan.

Through the development of a series of 12 exhibitions throughout 2009-10, the gallery and its archive will be returned to the artist as a fully-formed artwork, in and of itself.

7.9 Cubic Metres explores the gallery as a culturally charged and symbolically loaded site. It queries the process whereby cultural material acquires a given object status when it is validated, received and con sumed within a white cube. The shifting roles which artists, curators, institutions and their audiences play in defining the nature, positioning and value of art within and beyond the gallery walls, as well as practices of collaborative cultural production further come under scrutiny.


The curator is now accepting proposals from artists practicing both in the UK and abroad, which respond to any one of the project’s 4 exhibition components throughout the year.

1st Quarter, Apr – Jul 09 2nd Quarter, Jul – Oct 09
Voids, Corners, Plentifolds SLASH: Artist/Curator/Artist?

3rd Quarter, Oct 09 – Dec 09 4th Quarter, Jan – Apr 10
Disembodying the Who Warehouse A-Z

Download an outline of the 4 exhibition components here: www.stanleypickergallery.org

Email the following (Max. total file size 1.5mb) to e.tan@kingston.ac.uk

1. Exhibition proposal (Single page, A4 PDF)

2. Image or video samples of proposed work and/or the previous works

3. Artist’s CV, including contact details and website, if any.

FIRST SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE, for works to be exhibited within the 1st Quarter: Wednesday April 1st.

Proposals for works to be exhibited during the subsequent 2nd, 3rd & 4th quarters are welcome anytime and will be received on an on-going basis.

Works may be already completed or newly proposed.

For details & full submission guidelines see: