CHELSEA space is a public exhibiting space where invited art and design professionals are encouraged to work on experimental curatorial projects that may not otherwise be realised.
The programme is international and interdisciplinary covering art, design and popular culture. The emphasis is on curatorial experimentation, the exposure of process and ideas, and re-readings of artworks and archives and their re-presentation for contemporary audiences. CHELSEA space is a platform for discussion and questions rather than definitive answers.
CHELSEA space's most dominant architectural feature is its large plate glass window. For this reason the exhibiting space will never be a "white cube" but instead operates more as a vitrine or an animated screen. Even the installation of a show becomes a viewed event and visitors to exhibitions, seen from outside, become part of the show. The ethos at CHELSEA space is welcoming - a meeting place where informal social networks can develop.
CHELSEA space is sited on the Millbank campus of Chelsea College of Art and Design, next to Tate Britain, and provides extra-curricular interest for the school and open access to the widest possible audiences.
CHELSEA space exhibitions and events are programmed up to two years in advance on the invitation of the Director who then works closely with the CHELSEA space team and any collaborating individuals and organisations to develop and realise our projects.
CHELSEA space does not accept proposals and will not return work if it is submitted.
Sketchbook Magazine: The Chelsea Bench Analogy
9 January 2010
Neil Stewart refers to CHELSEA space in his review The Unnameable in ArtSEEN Summer 2007
Director of Exhibitions Donald Smith talks to
Cecilia Wee in Three Accounts of Autonomy in London Galleries in Printed Project issue 08
Donald Smith talks to Vernissage TV about CHELSEA space
Chelsea College of Art and Design is part of University of the Arts London