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Thursday 11 January 2024

Ian McKeever

'Against Architecture' in conversation at TheGallery AUB

To mark the culmination of ‘Ian McKeever: Against Architecture’ at TheGallery, AUB Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Gough will be speaking with renowned artist Ian McKeever and invited panellists about the exhibition.

18 January 2024, 5pm-6pm

AUB Campus, North Building
Poole BH12 5HH

Panel members include:

  • Ian McKeever, RA – artist and AUB Honorary Fellow (2002)
  • Mark Prince – international contemporary art writer
  • Marie Frederick – Head of Estates Capital Projects, AUB
  • Dr Jennifer Scott – Acting course leader, Master of Architecture, AUB

Please note, seating is limited, therefore booking is essential. For those who are unable to join in person, a webinar is available instead.

The show is a new configuration of the installation originally exhibited at Matt's Gallery, London, in 2017.

McKeever’s site-specific installation is presented in a newly envisaged installation specifically made for the Upper Gallery at AUB. Using standard building materials, 3 x 2 stud walling timbers and sheets of plasterboard, often with the manufacturers’ markings left exposed, the artist creates what might loosely be called a labyrinth through the gallery. Making the space a provisional structure of passageways, cul-de-sacs and multiple viewing points.

Onto these raw and often only half-closed walls, McKeever has placed a series of small photographic-painted panels. In doing so he sets up an interplay between the specifics of space depicted or implied in the photographic-painted works and the broader space within the quasi-architectural structure that supports them.

The show runs from 3 November 2023 – 18 January 2024
Open Tuesday – Thursday 10-4pm, Saturday 9.30-2pm

A range of books and editions by Ian McKeever are also available on Matt's Gallery shop.

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