Roma The road to contemporary art, Rome
06.05.2011 — 08.05.2011
Simon Gush
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Later Than Before extended opening hours (gallery hours extended by 1 hour), 2009. Simon Gish wanted to make something that really looked the relationship that the gallery has with its public. Galleries, particularly in South Africa, play important role in the development of the art scene, yet the hours they keep always bothered me. Something about the strictly business hours seemed to say that they are there for clients first and not for the general public. By asking the gallery be open one hour later than usual he thought maybe he could politicise this, maybe suggest that another relationship might be possible. The piece was produced at the Brodie/Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg.