Gareth Moore | Canadian Art Magazine
Alumnus Michael Turner reviews fellow alum Gareth Moore's ('04) current installation, A place—near the buried canal at dOCUMENTA 13 in Canadian Art Magazine.
For dOCUMENTA (13) Canadian artist Gareth Moore has developed an installation that includes a small cabin in which he has lived permanently since early spring 2011, as well as several adjoining buildings that serve different functions. It is located in the maintenance area of Kassel’s Karlsaue park. Visitors are welcome to experience some of the results and dynamics of the still ongoing process of recycling and construction, which will last more than a year and which completely erases the boundaries between art and life. The project includes a pension where people can stay overnight, as well as a kiosk, an inter-faith temple, and a small open-air cinema.
Moore has been been receiving critical acclaim of late - most recently as one of five artists under 40 to be shortlisted for the 2012 Sobey Prize, one of Canada's most prestigious prizes for contemporary art. In 2009, he was awarded one of the rare purchase prizes at the fair Frieze Art Fair, London, UK.
With solo exhibitons at the International Project Space, Birmhingham (2012), the Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany (2011), and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2008), Moore also found time to take part in the 2010 Biennale de Montréal, and was an artist-in-residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2009.
The 2012 Sobey Prize winner will be announced November 16, 2012.