Coalescence: Sometime Later

The Showroom presents the latest site-responsive iteration of Coalesce, an evolving exhibition initiated by curator Paul O’Neill in 2003/4 at London Print Studio Gallery in collaboration with artists Jaime Gili, Eduardo Padilha and Kathrin Böhm.

On this occasion the exhibition, titled Coalescence: Sometime Later, is co-curated by Paul O’Neill at The Showroom with the participation of recurring artists Böhm, Gili and Padilha, who, together with newly commissioned artist George Storm Fletcher, intervene in the architecture of The Showroom to construct a collaborative environment for other artworks and performances. Along with the reappearance of artists from previous editions such as Sarah Pierce, Harold Offeh and Freee Art Collective, artworks co-mingle to provide the stage for a curated series of performance activations by Zein Majali and Vivienne Griffin co-curated with Offeh. 
 
Coalescence: Sometime Later reflects upon, extends and expands the spatio-temporality of the exhibition-form as a work-in-progress without a linear narrative nor conclusive statement. Here, exhibition-making is posited as a co-productive practice where an accumulation of agencies, actors and actions transform the gallery into an exhibition as a public stage for possible encounters.
 

Previous iterations curated by Paul O’Neill:
 
Coalesce: Mingle-Mangle, London Print Studio, UK, 2004. With Kathrin Böhm, Jaime Gili and Eduardo Padilha.

Coalesce, Palma Dotze-Galeria d’Art, Vilafranca, Barcelona, Spain, 2004. With Kathrin Böhm, Clare Goodwin, Jaime Gili, Paul O’Neill, Eduardo Padilha, and Manual Saiz. 
 
Coalesce: The Remix, Redux, London, 2005. With Kathrin Böhm, Jaime Gili, Clare Goodwin, Lothar Gôtz, Tod Hanson, Marta Marcé, Eduardo Padilha. Screenings by Stefan Nikolaev, Harold Offeh, Mark Orange, Marko Raat, Oriana Fox, Anthony Gross. Curated weeks by Sarah Pierce, Dave Beech & Mark Hutchinson, and temporarycontemporary.
 
Coalesce: With All Due Intent,  Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, 2005.  With Ursula Biemann, Kathrin Böhm, Esra Ersen, Jakup Ferri, Jaime Gili, Clare Goodwin, Tod Hanson, Adla Isanovic, Sejla Kameric, Helmut and Johanna Kandl, Willie Mc Keown, Aleksandra Mir, Isabel Nolan, Eduardo Padilha, Tadej Pogacar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Museum of Contemporary Art, Marko Raat, Lawrence Weiner, and Jack B. Yeats. Coalesce Cinema selected by B+B. 
 
Coalesce: Happenstance, Smart Projects Space, Amsterdam, 2009. With Dave Beech & Mark Hutchinson, David Blandy, Het Blauwe Huis with M2M radio, Kathrin Böhm, Nina Canell, Oriana Fox, Freee, General Idea, Jaime Gili, Clare Goodwin, Lothar Götz, Tod Hanson, Toby Huddlestone, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta- Kalleinen, Cyril Lepetit, Ronan McCrea, Jonathan Mosley & Sophie Warren, Jem Noble, Isabel Nolan, Harold Offeh, Mark Orange, Eduardo Padilha, Garrett Phelan, Sarah Pierce, Manuel Saiz, Savage, temporarycontemporary, Richard Venlet, Robin Watkins, Lawrence Weiner, Matt White, Mick Wilson. Coalesce film programme: Ursula Biemann & Angela Sanders, Jakup Ferri, Esra Ersen, Adla Isanovic, Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Tadej Pogacar and the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Museum of Contemporary Art, Marko Raat , selected by B + B. Musical performance [email protected] consist of Nollaig Ó Fiongháile, Brian Ó hUiginn, Patrick Daly and Bill Wright, invited by Mick Wilson.
 
Coalescence, ADN Platform, Barcelona, 2023-23. With Jaime Gili, Eduardo Padiha, Kathrin Böhm, and the participation of artists Núria Güell, to kosie, Sara Manubens, Suzanne Mooney, Harold Offeh, Agnès Pe and Pilvi Takala, with Xavier Acarín as co-curator.

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