Hollinshead, R., Campbell, C., Jeans Houghton, B., Ray, J., Streffen, I., Weileder, W., Priest, I., Wells, R., Vincentelli, A., Robinson, A., Hearn, M. and Eisenbach, R. (2012) Magnificent Distance: Five Site-Specific Installations Washington DC 2012. Washington DC, USA; Newcastle, UK: Grit & Pearl. 9780957342507.
Hollinshead, R., Campbell, C., Jeans Houghton, B., Ray, J., Streffen, I., Weileder, W., Priest, I., Wells, R., Vincentelli, A., Robinson, A., Hearn, M. and Eisenbach, R.
Grit & Pearl
5x5, Washington DC’s inaugural public art festival, was conceived as a flagship biennial in which five curators would each be invited to curate new site-specific artworks by five artists – leading to the simultaneous installation of twenty-five artworks across Washington DC. The primary research question explored in the curation of the five Magnificent Distance artworks was the slippage between the symbolic DC of the worldwide public imagination and the ‘domestic’, human DC with its complex histories and communities. Many of the exhibition sites, selected as part of my curatorial role, were at the interstices of these two DC realities – at the meeting point between federal and community environments, in locations undergoing transformation from one use to another, and at points where differing scales of architecture meet.
Exhibition catalogue for projects installed as part of the 5X5 Public Art Festival, Washington DC, USA held 20 March - 28 April 2012 (also curated by Richard Hollingshead). Catalogue also published to coincide with The Magnificant Distance Exhibition, Globe Gallery Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, held 02-24 August 2012