I DONT HAVE IDEAS / I DONT DO RESEARCH / I AM NOT ORIGINAL
Artist Talk with Terry Smith
+ Guest Artist Cocktail Series + Drinks + Lawrence Malstaf's Event Horizon
Small Projects is proud to host an evening with British-born artist Terry Smith, who currently lives and works in London, UK.
Terry Smith is in Tromsø as part of the High North Residency Programme. During his time here he has been working on a suite of drawings entitled "Arctic Blue" and on a new performance work called Dark Cold Matter (working title). Upcoming projects include "Strangelove", a new time based media festival in London (16-20 March) and "Venice Agendas" for the Venice Biennale in (6-8 May) amongst others planned in Venezuela, Cuba and New York.
Over the past twenty years, Smith has created large-scale installations and site specific interventions, often inaccessible to public viewing. In 1994, Smith began a series of building interventions, breaking into derelict building and illegally creating a series of wall cuttings in houses ready for demolition. Other works that evolved from this period include: Capital (1995), in Gallery 49 at the British Museum; six wall cuttings at Tate Modern during its reconstruction in 1996 and a wall piece where he fired 35,000 staples into the walls at MACBA, Barcelona.
Preoccupied with experimenting in new media, projects have included Broken Voices (2007), The Foundling (2009) and Caracol (2011), a work made in Caracas with twenty-five singers. Recent works include Combine, a five screen site specific dance/performance work for V22 in London and Broken Capital, commissioned by the Drawing Center and New Museum in NYC; a 20m x 14m wall drawing broken into sections and shown on exterior walls in five sites in Lower Manhattan. Solo shows include Parallax, at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2012). Awards include: the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1997) and Paul Hamlyn Award to artists (2008).
Recent projects include a site specific sculpture at The Bluecoat Gallery, wall cuttings at the Meetfactory in Prague and a new version of the Foundling at Ca Pesaro, the museum of modern art in Venice, in collaboration with Marita Isobel Solberg.