Gallery Connections by Angus Fairhurst

Gallery Connections 1991-6 by Angus Fairhurst 1966-2008

Gallery Connections
1991-6
Young British Artists, Installation Art, Performance Art, Conceptual Art
Metal, wood, glass, Walkman, amplifier, speakers, headphones, cables and audio
Tate Galleries, UK

Largely a performative piece engineered by Fairhurst and involving unaware participants to generate its content, Gallery Connections involved two telephones rewired by the artist who would dial unsuspecting galleries in London so they would answer the phone The piece consists of recordings of the telephone conversations between confused gallery workers who both believed the other placed the original call. It later emerged that some of the gallery employees, so completely bewildered by each other, suspected they were under government surveillance.

Angus Fairhurst
Young British Artists, Installation Art, Performance Art, Conceptual Art
Born: 4 October 1966, Kent, UK
Nationality: British
Died: 29 March 2008, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Fairhurst was an artist working in installation, photography and video. The ‘quiet man’ of the Young British Artists his sophisticated and understated practice reveals an artist interested in poignant meditations on life, individual experiences and society. His work has been overshadowed by his suicide but his creations investigated questions of self-awareness, his own life, and vanity using visual cues including animals and magazine images

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