Firstsite is currently ‘in-between exhibits.’
Like jobbing actors signing on, it’s that tricky period where you have the glory of the past to reflect upon. There is also something fresh in the future to get all excited about.
That next big PAY DAY is around the corner.
With Gee Vaucher’s quite incredible Introspective now packed away into the anarchist storage space, what next at the Golden Goose?
Some Chinese installation art, and a good owd Colchester Cabinet of Curiosities.
Yep – it seems like quite an odd combination; but Firstsite never did take the easy route…
The main exhibition opening on 10 March will be Zhang Enli’s Gesture and Form.
We know of a couple of local Cllr’s that have plenty of Gesture and Form, Comrades…
It actually all looks rather exciting. Enli will be attempting to resolve that perpetual Firstsite problem of what the chuff to do with the bloody sloping wall:
“The centrepiece of the presentation will be a site-specific intervention that will span the entirety of the gallery’s 140-metre curving wall.”
Good luck with that one.
And then we come to the Cabinet of Curiosities from the Colchester Collections – a parallel exhibition, also opening on 10 March:
“Wunderkammer; a cabinet of curiosities that will grow over the coming years to surround the Berryfield Mosaic sited permanently below the gallery floor.”
Is this a replacement for the Wunder Wotsit along Queen Street that never quite got off the ground?
It will be good to get the old Colchester classics down form the loft so that the Little People can have a shifty of them.
Both exhibitions have an evening opening on Friday 10 March, 6pm – 8pm.
Past experience has taught us to swerve these evening luvvie gatherings. Get yourself down to the Golden Goose the following Saturday morning for an objective appreciation, without the civic hype.