Agatha Gothe-Snape, Every Artist Remembered, 2017 | Frieze London | Live - advised by Ruba Katrib and Fabian Schöneich | Regent's Park, London


It is with pleasure that The Commercial presents Every Artist Remembered, a performance project by Agatha Gothe-Snape for the Live program at Frieze London, 05/10/17 - 08/10/17 (Preview 04/10/17).

Every Artist Remembered is a procedural performance work, a series of informal and unrehearsed conversations between Gothe-Snape and invited artists who each sit for a one-on-one two-hour session in front of a live audience. Gothe-Snape and her interlocutor take turns in remembering an artist’s name which is then written on a large sheet of paper, a sprawling text drawing accumulating over two hours. There are no revisions or aids to memory. The work exists as both the improvised conversation and its residue in the form of these large name fields, each an artist-written art history.

Every Artist Remembered 2017 will take place at Frieze, Regent's Park, London, in Live Square (adjacent to the Focus galleries sector of the fair).

Gothe-Snape will perform five sittings of Every Artist Remembered for Frieze Live, one two-hour performance each afternoon of the fair. Participating artists for Every Artist Remembered 2017 are:

  • AMA JOSEPHINE BUDGE - Wednesday 04/10/17, 3.30-5.30pm
    Ama Josephine Budge (b. 1991, lives between London and Accra) is a science fiction/art writer, curator and performance artist whose work navigates intimate explorations of race, diaspora and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, ecological revolutions and queered identities. She is convenor of I/Mages of Tomorrow, a two-part anti-conference (Goldsmiths College, The University of London, 2017/2018), co-founder of The Batty Mama queer black collective and has been published across news platforms, art journals and feminist periodicals.
  • RICHARD WENTWORTH - Thursday 05/10/17, 3.30-5.30pm
    Richard Wentworth (b. 1947, lives London) has played a leading role in New British Sculpture since the late 1970s, was Professor of Sculpture at The Royal College of Art, London. In his art, Wentworth shuns monumental gesture, finding his materials in the everyday world, a world of things and thoughts already ready made. A thirty-year retrospective of his work was held at Tate Liverpool in 2005. (Courtesy Lisson Gallery, London)
  • RICHARD GRAYSON - Friday 06/10/17, 3.30-5.30pm
    Richard Grayson (b. 1958, lives London) is an artist, curator and writer. He was a founding member of The Basement Group 1979-1984, a pioneering UK artists’ collective concerned with time-based and performance practice. He curated (The World May Be) Fantastic, the 13th Biennale of Sydney, 2002. He is currently working on Possessions_inc, an online video project for Matt's Gallery, London. (Courtesy Matt's Gallery, London and Yuill | Crowley, Sydney)
  • KEIKEN - Saturday 07/10/17, 3.30-5.30pm
    Keiken (Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos, b. 1993-1994 live London, Falmouth, Berlin) is a collective which merges new technologies, music and visual art. Keiken activates networked spaces as a site in which the consciousness of archetypal stereotypes and figures are used to unravel the futures and ramifications of our accelerating technological age, promoting more progressive directions. Keiken recently presented a new work, Silicone_Animism | The Birth of Mother Digital, at Clinic//2, as part of the London Design Festival.
  • SUSAN JACOBS - Sunday 08/10/17, 3.30-5.30pm
    Susan Jacobs (b. 1977, lives London and Melbourne) is an artist whose sculptures, installations and videos utilise materials and site as a means to express conceptual concerns. Her works often employ physical-chemical phenomena as transformation agents to draw out associative connections and bring latent potential to the surface. She exhibited in Live Uncertainty, the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016). (Courtesy Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne)

Gothe-Snape first performed Every Artist Remembered at the artist-run-initiative, Firstdraft, Sydney, in 2009 and subsequently at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne in 2011 as part of Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, curated by Hannah Mathews. Many of the drawings from Every Artist Remembered 2009 and 2011 are in public collections in Australia.