The term 'wiki', a staple of the lexicon of Web 2.0 is a false acronym for the phrase 'What I Know Is'. The model of the 'wiki', the creation of single documents through the synthesis of discrete individuals' knowledge, is something fundamentally at odds with creation of works lest part of a public or community based project. Within the framework of the galleried exhibition or the museum's displayed archive, discrete artists' works are traditionally presented as untouchable 'walled gardens' (to use the language of Web 1.0) impervious to the interference of others.
This exhibition will attempt to apply the model of the 'wiki' to the prevalent forum of the art world, i.e. the galleried exhibition. Each individual artist proffers their 'what I know' in the form of their original artwork, which will then be exhibited side by side with two moderations, amendments, corrections, alterations in accordance with the language of the 'wiki', which exists as the 'what I know' of the two other artists’ work in reaction to the original.
WHAT I KNOW IS is commissioned by The Mutual as part of The Mutual Charter in association with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012
14 April – 31 April 2012 (with the exception of Tuesdays and Sundays) 12.00 – 17.00
The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, G2 4HU