What do you represent?, 2006
52.5 x 40 x 4cm
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About the artwork
This is the final available edition in the series. Previously sold out and unavailable, this edition has been especially released from the Studio Voltaire Archive.
Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan have worked collaboratively since 1995, creating works that are choreographed situations; using objects, text, images and performance to consider and critique the status, value and role of contemporary art. Their works are made directly in response to the situations within which the artists are invited to work, whilst maintaining and acknowledging the artists’ roles as ambivalent outsiders.
About the artists
Joanne Tatham (b. 1971, West Yorkshire) and Tom O’Sullivan (b. 1967, Norfolk) live and work in Newcastle. Selected solo exhibitions include: A Proposal To Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough (2017); A petition for an enquiry into a condition of anxiety, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2016); Are you LOCATIONALIZED, North Uist and Isle of Skye, Commissioned by ATLAS Arts (Part of GENERATION 2014); Is your tesserae really necessary, Tramway, Glasgow (Part of GENERATION 2014; DOES THE IT FIT, CIRCA Projects, Newcastle upon Tyne (2013); The story of how we came to be here, what we did before we got here, how you have forgotten why you asked us here and why we cannot remember why we came, or: Is this what brings things into focus?, Studio Voltaire, London (2012).
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.