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Disclaimer (Reality)

Young, Carey (2010) Disclaimer (Reality). [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Young, Carey

Vinyl text

Other Contributors:
CuratorEleey, Peter
Additional Information (Publicly available):

This vinyl text wall piece consists of an appropriated text: part of a published statement by the currency speculator and stock investor George Soros, which relates ideas of ‘a reality’ to a group of unnamed ‘participants’ and to notions of causation and subjective experience. An asterisk has been added to the beginning of the text, in effect turning the text into a footnote, as if a dialogue is occurring within the gallery space.
The statement, when taken out of its original context, is used here as a kind of disclaimer referring to reality and time and uses a legalistic language and logic/illogic which is familiar from the (Western) language of financial investment.

Research Profile:

Carey Young is a Senior Lecturer in Photography in the Faculty of Media at LCC. Having completed an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in 1997, her artistic work employs a variety of media, including photography, video, text and performance, and has gained a national and international reputation. She often explores themes such as portraiture, landscape and the sublime by using found tools and language from the worlds of the multinational corporation or global law firm.

Her solo exhibitions include the solo show Memento Park, touring to Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Cornerhouse, Manchester and mima, Middlesborough in 2010-2011; Contracting Universe, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2010); Carey Young: Uncertain Contracts, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (2009); Speech Acts, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2009); Counter Offer, The Power Plant, Toronto (2009); and Business as Usual, John Hansard Gallery & tour (2001.) She has participated in the British Art Show 6, the Moscow Biennale, Sharjah Biennale, Tirana Biennale and Taipei Biennale, and been included in many significant group exhibitions at venues including MoMA/PS1 (New York, the New Museum (New York), Hayward Gallery (London), ICA (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Frieze Projects at the Frieze Art Fair (London) and Secession (Vienna). Her works are in the collections of Arts Council England, Tate and the Centre Pompidou and she is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

The curator who commissioned this work, Peter Eleey, was appointed the curator of MoMA PS1 in July 2010. He is acknowledged as one of the leading contemporary art curators in the USA.

Artists included in The Talent Show exhibition were: Stanley Brouwn, Chris Burden, Sophie Calle, Peter Campus, Graciela Carnevale, Phil Collins, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Tehching Hsieh, David Lamelas, Piero Manzoni, Adrian Piper, Amie Siegel, John Smith, Andy Warhol, Gillian Wearing, Hannah Wilke, Shizuka Yokomizo, Carey Young

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
Date: 2010
Copyright Holders: Carey Young
Funders: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Related Websites: http://www.careyyoung.com/past/DisclaimerReality.html
Related Websites:
Related Exhibitions: The Talent Show, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), MoMA/PS1 (New York), Memento Park, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Walker Art Center, MinneapolisApril 2010August 2010
MoMA PS1, New YorkDecember 2010April 2011
Cornerhouse, ManchesterFebruary 2011April 2011
Material/Media: Vinyl text
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:58
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 14:58
Item ID: 2808
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2808

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