2015-2017 Isabelle Sully (Australia)

15.09.16

Isabelle works both as artist and curator, activities that she regards as aspects of one and the same practice, often performing them simultaneously. For example, in Making a Sculpture a Star, she used the exhibition sheet, normally a space reserved for curatorial text, as part of her own work, which consisted in distributing 20 badges among the visitors, with the depiction of a non-existing ‘archetypical work’. In this hybrid area, research is called to play an important role. Isabelle is interested in issues of art mediation, production, publicness, institutional critique and bureaucratic negotiations. In her own words: ‘While the material outcomes of my work may vary in success and failure, it is here where my practice is grounded in its characterizing ideology: a concern with what art does and less with what it says.’