“For this exhibition Irish artist Anne Tallentire presents her most recent projects Nowhere else, 2010, and The Readers, 2010, alongside related works including Drift – diagram ix, 2002 – 2010, in collaboration with architect Dominic Stevens, Instances, 1999, and a re-working of Manifesto (… instead of partial object), 2004, in collaboration with artist John Seth.
Tallentire explores how the ordering and disordering of things can signify cultural and social determinants of daily life. Juxtaposing action, object and image Tallentire makes works that use a range of media such as text, video performance, assemblage, photography and film. Her recent practice employs concepts such as itinerancy and residue in order to negotiate a politics of space and time primarily in relation to urban environments.
A fully-illustrated catalogue designed by Åbäke accompanies the exhibition with new texts by Charles Esche, Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Vaari Claffey, independent curator; Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator: Head of Exhibitions, IMMA, and an interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.”