Peel Gallery invites you to become one of its curators by bringing your object/possession of choice to the gallery for inclusion in the exhibition “Virtually Mine”.
There are several concurrent cultural movements that have stimulated Virtually Mine at this time. The first is that as our world becomes more virtual, we realize the objects in our lives attain new meanings and values. This is combined with our current and ongoing reassessment of consumer culture and how we measure the various environmental, economic and political implications that our consumption has on our world.
In opposition to current trends of glamorising design as elitist and expensive work, we will be celebrating the everyday and the personal. Guests to the show are invited to bring their own objects or designs into the gallery (we suggest something you can carry) where each item will be recorded, digitally archived, then tagged with an unique ID and will become part of a living online archive.
Rethink your possessions by joining us at Peel Gallery and including your own object within the gallery show.
This exhibition is conceived of by CITIZEN:Citizen as part of their on-going exploration of art and design in conjunction with Houston’s leading contemporary design gallery Peel. This first show will coincide with the arrival of the Cooper Hewitt’s Triennial show at the CAM in January 2008.
CITIZEN:Citizen’s curation and production of the work of avant garde artists and designers has changed the landscape of design in North America. Under license, CITIZEN:Citizen produces and distributes its collection through the leading luxury and art retailers. It also works closely with private clients and dealers.
CITIZEN:Citizen’s unique view of the merging disciplines of design, art and fashion has brought it cultural recognition across the globe. Its work is part of the permanant collection at the San Francisco Museum of Art and has appeared within museums across America and Europe, including the MoMA, Cooper Hewitt and the Guggenheim Museums.
Over its short history, its acclaim has garnered an unprecedented amount of media attention with regular features in the NY Times, LA Times, I.D. Magazine, Art and Auction, Paper Magazine, Modern Painters, Surface, Wallpaper and Vogue, as well as a myriad of on-line publications. Creative director, Philip Wood regularly speaks at leading Universities and presents the collection at events across the country.
As a company CITIZEN:Citizen continues to break ground in presenting work that explores how objects are valued, and are vessels for ideas and reflections of cultural preoccupations. By offering alternative ways of seeing through objects, it presents new ways to engage in culture.