Polly Brown

This collaboration between photographer Polly Brown and graphic designer Philippe Karrer documents a series of ‘performances’, interventions and observations that took place in a number of commercial and public galleries in London throughout the summer of 2017. Using the contemporary art gallery as a stage for a series of irreverent disruptions claimed as performances, Brown and Karrer subtly point at and play with the functioning motifs of gallery infrastructure – Endless Helvetica wayfinding signage, blinking overhead CCTV, a discarded press release, unclipped velvet rope partitions, the bored invigilator and the ubiquitous imposing gallery ‘welcome’ desk.

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