BA (Hons) Fine Art
The gallery has evolved parallel to artworks, with the demands of contemporary art practice, the role of the gallery must change from that of a presenter to an engager.
Looking at the authority, authenticity and trust we bestow upon galleries and how we view artworks is at the core of Roisin Delaney’s practice. Two interlacing concepts operate within her work: one is the idea of the original and the duplicate. With the rise of social media and internet art, an initial viewing of an artwork is often of an image of the work; as the internet expands, the role of the gallery changes to consider audience engagement with artworks.
The second concept is the white space, the ageing process walls go through, and how this reflects displayed artworks. Should galleries continue with the white cube presentation, or should the space be more reflective and encourage engagement with artworks?