Past Events & Exhibitions
Bureau works internationally with represented and invited artists at varying career stages to provide a platform and context for dynamic and innovative contemporary visual practice. The gallery premieres and commissions new work across a variety of media and presentation formats, both on and off site. Bureau’s exhibition programme is complemented by screenings, talks and performance events, alongside international collaborations, exchange and residency projects. The gallery further supports artists’ practice through publishing initiatives, and participation in art fairs.
The archive below lists all previous exhibitions and events.
Events & Exhibitions
OFFSITE: Of Time And // Evangelia Spiliopoulou // Solo exhibition at Bury Art Museum
Of Time And
15 June - 14 September 2013
Bury Art Museum
Bury Art Museum is pleased to present Of Time And, an exhibition of new and existing works by Evangelia Spiliopoulou.
Evangelia Spiliopoulou's work tries to propose new aesthetic and poetic functions for everyday objects and tools. In her series of digital Office Drawings, made with Microsoft Word Office software, she uses her knowledge and skill in classical observational drawing to create graphs and diagrams reminiscent of technical illustrations or instruction manuals. But rather than practical information, the drawings convey a sense of disorientation, like puzzles in which words and graphic elements seem to contradict conventional logic. They are maps of a mental process of free association and an intuitive response to the play of meanings suggested in words.
Her new work Thermohygrograph2, created for this exhibition, achieves a similar effect by the most economical means. It consists of two identical devices for measuring temperature and humidity in museums put side by side. The seemingly tautological gesture amplifies their practical purpose for the functions of the museum while also transforming them into an artefact on display and allowing our imagination move freely between the two.
Evangelia Spiliopoulou (b. Greece, 1981) initially studied drawing and fine art in Athens and in 2009 completed MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. Recent exhibitions include: Android, Piccadilly Place, Manchester (2013); Cabedal, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon (2012); The Manchester Contemporary art fair with Bureau, Manchester; Working Title, with Pavel Büchler, at PeepHole, Milan (2012), Industry & Idleness, Contemporary Art Society, London (2010), Place Understanding, solo exhibition at Bureau, Manchester (2010); and Van Abbemuseum Library, Eindhoven (2009).
Spiliopoulou currently lives in Manchester and is represented by Bureau.
Venue: Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Lancashire. BL9 0DR
Launch Event / Preview: 2pm – 3.30pm, Saturday 15th June 2013
Exhibition Dates: 15th June to 14th September 2013
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Exhibition installation views at Bury Art Museum © Evangelia Spiliopoulou. Courtesy Bureau & the artist, 2013
06 July 2013 to 14 September 2013