The gallery has evolved parallel to contemporary art movements, by steering away from the white cube exhibition style and into digital means of exhibiting. With the demands of contemporary art practice, the role of the gallery must change from that of a presenter to an engager.
This evolving role, and how we view artworks is at the core of Roisin Delaney’s practice. With the rise of social media and internet art (as well as digital archives), an initial viewing of an artwork is often a duplicate image of the work (a photograph); and as the internet expands, the role of the gallery becomes less about displaying artworks and more about getting the audience to engage with them.
Developing her curatorial practice during the pandemic, and into the new era of exhibiting, Roisin explores the nature of curating and the hybrid possibilities of exhibitions, evolving from the classic gallery exhibition into the territory of online exhibiting and virtual spaces. Taking contemporary interests into innovative curatorial practices and means of exhibiting.