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Passing Thoughts and Making Plans - Jerwood Space

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Passing Thoughts and Making Plans is on display at the Jerwood Space until December 13, 2009.

Curated by Catherine Yass, the exhibition brings together artists who use photography as part of their thought process; as a tool for working out, following and shaping ideas that will develop into a finished work.

The concept behind the exhibition comes from Yass’ desire to reveal work in process and to consider that the experience of viewing preparations and sketches for art works holds complexities and interests in its own right.

Passing thoughts and making plans features previously unseen work from internationally renowned artists Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Sarah Jones, Alex Katz, Sharon Lockhart, Cornelia Parker, Richard Wentworth and Rachel Whiteread.

The exhibition is the third in the Jerwood Visual Arts Encounters series, which act as conversations about and between the disciplinary fields of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme.

Passing thoughts and making plans is a conversation about the role of photography in each of the artists’ practice, and aims to give visitors a deeper understanding of the process of making work through having a rare glimpse of the preparatory work behind a finished piece. Finished examples of the artists’ work, displayed in books and catalogues, will also be on show.

Speaking about the exhibition, Yass said: “Photographic images are often part of a fluid chain of thoughts and notes that cross over into different areas. They might be snap shot prints or contacts stuck in a notebook, incorporated into a drawing, combined with writing or just left on a table amongst other bits and pieces. This process is what I wanted to convey in the exhibition.”

A series of free talks and discussions with the curator and invited guests will accompany the exhibition. These events will take place from 6pm to 8pm on November 23 and November 30.

Admission: Free.

Times: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN