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Neil Cummings

The first collaboration between Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska resulted in the publication Lost Property published by Chance Books and PADT in 1995. Later that year Errata featured as part of Now/Here exhibition at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Contents:Tiensevest 31 is a CD rom produced by Gallery Transit in Leuven Belgium. A slide-show version of Contents was included in Material Culture exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, 1997.

They contributed Browse, a guide available at the British Museum and Selfridges Department Store to Collected, an international exhibition which took place in several museums, shops, and private houses across central London. The project was curated by Neil Cummings and commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery, London. An exhibition and series of events Pour Les Curieux was at the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva in 1998. The following year they took part in Interarchiv, a project curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at the University of Luneburg, and in Gesichter und Dinge at the Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst in Berlin.

In May/June of 2000 Not Hansard; the common wealth, was at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Their work was included in Voila at the Musee d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, and in October a long term book project The Value of Things was published by August/Birkhauser and launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In December of the same year a series of events Documents marked the culmination of the artists’ year-long residency at the Design Council Archive at the University of Brighton. A Serpentine Gallery commission led to a sound installation entitled Use Value as part of Give and Take at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Modern Chairs 1918-1970-2000 was also part of the Whitechapel Art Gallery Centenary exhibition in March 2001.

Capital May/October 2001, a gift, a series of seminars and publication was the inaugural project in the Contemporary Interventions series at Tate Modern, and involved the Bank of England Museum, Their work Trafficking featured in Trade, a major exhibition at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2002 a film of Capital was shown as part of The Gift exhibition organised by ICI New York touring to several American museums. Free Trade, an exhibition installation, lecture program and series of guided walks was commissioned for the reopening of the Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. In 2003 Reprise was commissioned by the South London Gallery, London, as part of Independence.

In 2004, Enthusiasts from Amateur Film Clubs was inaugurated at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, and a new work in the form of a distributed series of events The Commons www.liverpoolcommons.org was part of the International at the Liverpool Biennial 2004.

The information regarding participants is taken from a file which has not been updated since the completion date of each project.


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