26th October – 10th November 2017
Isabella Darcy, Michael Georgetti, James Parkinson and Jo Richardson, curated by David Attwood
The exhibition Commodify Me brings together works from a group of artists that in various ways make direct use of off-the-shelf, store bought or free-to-take items in their practices. The exhibition draws on Joshua Simon’s notion of the Unreadymade, a term he uses to described a recent trend of contemporary artistic gestures that emphasise the commodity as the foundation of the art object. After all, “only some commodities are art objects but all art objects are commodities.” As an extension of ideas around the readymade and its continued presence within the practices of local contemporary artists, Commodify Me presents an attitude of purchasing, finding and sourcing rather than producing, making and crafting.