Opens Tomorrow Morning

Pablo Delgado

Opens Tomorrow Morning
Pablo Delgado
London, 2015

“the simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth – it is the truth which conceals that there is none.”

On 10th September 2015, Howard Griffin Gallery London will present a groundbreaking exhibition and event by Mexican artist Pablo Delgado. Opens Tomorrow Morning will be an immersive conceptual installation in which a large scale fictional gallery will be constructed within the walls of Howard Griffin Gallery. Viewers will be presented with a highly experimental, theatrical space in which the making of an exhibition becomes the exhibition itself.

Pablo Delgado is a conceptual artist from Mexico. Delgado is concerned with minimising and reducing his work to its smallest expression, often employing the use of negative space, light and shadow to explore absence. At the same time, his work focuses on interaction, engagement and an active participation with the viewer. Opens Tomorrow Morning acts as a sequel to the artist’s previous exhibition, Even Less. At the same time, it represents a turning point in the artist’s oeuvre as he moves away from the primacy of the art object towards an ever increasing conceptualism.

Opens Tomorrow Morning will be a constructed fiction in the form of a gallery within a gallery. Within the Inside Gallery, Delgado has staged a fictional exhibition, simulacrum. As they move through a series of enclosed spaces, the viewer is invited to discover an exhibition that ‘opens tomorrow morning’, as if they have stumbled in the night before the installation is complete. Visitors must negotiate the space in almost complete darkness as the exhibition builds around them.

Opens Tomorrow Morning is self-referential, interrogating the role of the artist, gallery and viewer in the context of the exhibition and the production of meaning. By creating a fictional gallery within a gallery, Delgado is able to conceptualise these interconnected strands within a surreal, absurdist environment. Within this environment, the viewer becomes an active participant whose presence and actions complete the work.