melanie e khava untitled: (16/49. the process of selection) 9–23 july
9–23 july 2011
Melanie E. Khava’s solo exhibition “untitled: 16/49. process of selection” involved laying a large selection of artwork (made over a nine year period) in rows on the floor of the project space at INDEX. Throughout a two week period, the artist and INDEX. directors George Pollard and Alex Wisser ‘toured’ the work, discussing, arranging, and selecting material in an effort to synthesize a unified exhibition from the result of Melanie’s prolific and variegated practice. During this time, INDEX. was open to the public to witness, but also contribute to the dialogue around the work that resulted in a formally hung exhibition opened on July 16. This exhibition was not only an exploration into the fascinating work of this artist, it was also an experiment in exhibition practice, exposing the normally closed door activity to include the audience in the process of curation.
The essay accompanying this exhibition can be found here