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If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it...A partial Showroom history brings together work by over sixty artists who have exhibited at the gallery between 1990 and 2006. Researching back through the archives to a period before electronic communication and computer files, the curatorial team have been tracking down as many artists as possible whose careers started at The Showroom.

The Showroom is delighted to announce that If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it...A partial Showroom history will include work by internationally recognised artists such as Simon Starling, Jim Lambie, Sam Taylor-Wood, Ceal Floyer, Keith Coventry, Claire Barclay, Eva Rothschild, Daria Martin, Subodh Gupta, Aaron Williamson, juneau/projects and many more.

Each artist will submit one new or existing work with everything for sale through the gallery. The exhibition will provide a uniquely eclectic overview of the last sixteen years of contemporary art practice and reflect the programming of the three directors: David Thorpe, Kim Sweet and Kirsty Ogg. The exhibition also marks an important moment in The Showroom’s history: it is the last exhibition to take place on site before the gallery closes for refurbishment. The Showroom will re-launch in January 2007 whilst an off-site programme runs between May and December 2006.

If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it...
A partial Showroom history.

Künstler: Claire Barclay, Kathrin Böhm, Christine Borland, Martin Boyce, Francis Cape, Nathan Coley, Keith Coventry, desperate optimists, Eugenio Dittborn, Ceal Floyer, Des Hughes, Forced Entertainment  / Tim Etchells, Chris Evans, Irene Fortuyn & Robert O´Brian, Anya Gallaccio, Douglas Gordon, Subodh Gupta, Graham Gussin, Wolfgang Hambrecht, Mona Hatoum, Richard Hughes, juneau/projects/, Jim Lambie, Daria Martin, Alan Michael, Eva Rothschild, Simon Starling, Sam Taylor-Wood, Smith / Stewart, Joanne Tatham & Tom O´Sullivan, Rebecca Warren, Cathy Wilkes, Aaron Williamson, Dolores Zinny & Juan Maidagan ...