Introducing the final exhibition of our Spring/Summer 2017 Season, 'Their Cube', a whole-of-gallery exhibition, curated by Guest Curator, Lucien C. Smith.
'When Lucien returned to Melbourne from his visit to this year's Venice Biennale', recalls Geoffrey Williams, Founding Artistic Director of The Laneway Artspace, 'we had a conversation about his experiences there. I was astonished by the extent of his insight, passion and ability to discuss the entire event in ways that were incredibly illuminating. Only days later, I decided to invite him to the Artspace as a Guest Curator for the final exhibition in our Spring/Summer 2017 Season. I am really looking forward to experiencing Lucien's exhibition, and thrilled that The Laneway Artspace may have discovered an exciting, new, young, curatorial talent.'
In Lucien's words: 'As young and emerging artists continue to reform the environment of the ever-evolving creative scene, it is immediately apparent that there is no one way to produce art, and no one way to exhibit it.
With an infinite plethora of possibilities in the hands of the artist, why is it that we always see a repetition in the way it is presented?
The truth is not in the way we have been taught to present works, but rather the way we have been taught to view it. Their Cube explores the conglomerate of works produced by underground, emerging, studying and ever-changing artists of our creative scene.
Drawing from an unconventional presentation, Their Cube presents an immersive and invigorating experience for the viewer. Pooling together an all-encompassing program of mediums, Their Cube encompasses works from the fringe of what we know to be art today, from installation and ceramics to fashion.
Their Cube attempts to produce a creative and unconventional gallery presentation, using the white cube as not only a backdrop for creative works, but rather a canvas of its own.
Sourcing from a collection of local and international artists, Their Cube showcases the diversity of the contemporary Australian art scene, and the expanse of its mediums and practices.
Their Cube takes the curation of art and re-injects creativity into the way in which we view and present art, and how we choose to define creative works within the contemporary era.'
— Lucien C. Smith, Melbourne, 2017