Invigilator Research Network

UPCOMING  

 

‘A Worker's Art Market Audio Tour’

An audio tour through the wider ecology of London’s artworld, following the contribution of numerous, anonymous (value-adding) workers along the route.

Launching in October 2019 as part of VENICE AGENDAS 'THE MARKET: What is the Value of Art?' series of events. Recipient of the VA19 grant.

 

A PROVISIONAL MANIFESTO FOR INVIGILATOR-FRIENDLY ARTWORKS

A part of book ‘The Book of Anonymity’ with universities of Hamburg, Bremen and Leuphana

Launch at Leuphana University, Lünebrg and/or Haus der Wissenschaften, Bremen, Germany. Spring 2020

 

PAST  

 

'Extracts from Study Room for Critical and Expanded Invigilation'

A collection of research and gestures that examines the everyday conditions of museum guards and proposes routes towards a more expansive understanding of the role.

K18 Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

30th September - 14 October 2019

 

'Front of House Fashion Survey'

A fashion survey of invigilator uniforms sourced from the network. Timed to coincide with London Fashion Week.

Window Galleries, Central St Martins, London.

11th Febuary - 24th Febuary 2019. Live performance 18th Febuary 17.00 - 20.00

  

'NO TALKING//NO READING//NO DRAWING'

A group show of ‘works on paper’ covertly made by art gallery invigilators and museum guards during work hours.

Transforming Finance Conference 2019 by People's Private Equity, University of Greenwich, London.

16th February 2019 10:00 – 17:00 

 

Towards an Art History of Art Gallery Guards

A research-based installation that noted artists who have been gallery guards at some point in their career, and playfully speculated as to the influence this labour has had of their art practices.

A = Anonym’ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

24-27 October 2018

 

Invigilator Scarecrows'

Two banners designed to act in lieu of invigilators in gallery and museum spaces, maintaining an observed experience for visitors without the need for a physical employee.

One features a life-size portrait of an invigilator and the other is a photographic collection of watching eyes, sourced from real invigilators.

A = Anonym’ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

24-27 October 2018

 

Anonymity lab 2: Labour

IRN member Simon Farid took part in a panel on anonymity and labour. He discussed institutional labour as an anonymous practice.

’A = Anonymity’ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

26 October 2018

  

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