Nov 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020

Gallery.Delivery Milan

Weird Domesticity

A project by Sebastian Schmieg
Curated by Silvio Lorusso
Gallery.Delivery Milan

Green Cube Gallery is proud to present Gallery.Delivery, an exhibition format by Sebastian Schmieg, curated by Silvio Lorusso for its first italian edition in the context of the international 2019 edition of the wrong biennale.

Artists: Luigi Amato - Enrico Boccioletti - Guendalina  Cerruti - Kamilia Kard - Lorem - Rachele Maistrello - Filippo Minelli -  Parasite 2.0 - Elena Radice - The Cool Couple

Gallery.Delivery is both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online. It will be delivered by bike courier in a "White Cube" bag to a given address, where it will be temporarily installed for about an hour.

As the Internet increasingly penetrates every corner of our lives, this is giving rise to a mindset where we expect immediate availability in all aspects of our material world, triggered by a simple click or tap.

Gallery.Delivery applies this promise of immediate availability to the exhibition space and the format of the group show. However, unlike with normal delivery services, the courier doesn't stop at the doorstep; instead, he enters the private home where he sets up the exhibition and offers the works for sale. In this moment, the process of setting up the exhibition takes centre stage as a performative aspect of the show.

In the context of the wrong biennale, Gallery Delivery Milan will be presented as an on-demand embassy pavilion that will take place in Milan everytime and everywhere users will place an order using the website.

Gallery.Delivery Milan is a franchise operated by Green Cube Gallery thank to the local partnership with ParcoGallery. The first editions has been presented in 2018 in Berlin by Roehrs & Boetsch

Gallery.Delivery: Weird Domesticity

Feeling at home.  What provokes such sentiment? What inhibits it? Increased mobility has  turned the home into an unstable, porous environment, one that is not  defined once and for all. "Home is where the WIFI is" reads a popular  signs that can be found both on-line and in gentrifying caf├Ęs: digital  technology possesses the homely, as the usage routines of devices give a  sense of belonging: desktops, homepages, the landing screens of apps  are somewhat reassuring, as they seem to change at a slower pace than  the urban environment we inhabit. Mobility, digital technology and  permeable boundaries inform this edition of Gallery.Delivery: unlike the  usual scenario in which the transaction involving couriers ends in  front of the customer's door, Gallery.Delivery infiltrates the private  setting. Weird Domesticity reflects upon the sudden relization that the  home is not what it used to be, that we might find coziness in a  hopeless place. That the home might have become unhomely, a space where we don't dwell but we venture into, as explorers. It might be the home that domesticates its inhabitant.


Local Partner
ParcoGallery, Milan