The Showroom

Gerry Bibby: Combination Boiler


Gerry Bibby’s project Combination Boiler launched The Showroom’s part of the first year of the three-year How to work together programme.

The Showroom commissioned the Berlin-based Australian artist following his contribution to Frieze Projects at the Frieze Art Fair in 2013.

In early 2014, Bibby took up 'residence' at The Showroom, planning interventions – largely focused on the gallery's heating system – to be presented at his exhibition in spring 2014. The resulting works explored the dynamic of the artist/commissioner relationship and the creative potential of the gallery's logistical idiosyncrasies.

The project fed into the launch in November 2014 of Bibby's publication The Drumhead, which was initiated by Amsterdam-based performance platform If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution, and partnered by Kunsthaus Bregenz, CCA Glasgow, the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and The Showroom.

Bibby is in the process of developing a limited edition for The Showroom using material from his exhibition.

This project is part of How to work together, a shared programme of commissioning and research organised by Chisenhale Gallery, The Showroom and Studio Voltaire.

  1. Bibby_drumhead_cover_364
    Publication Gerry Bibby: The Drumhead

  2. G_bibby-1
    Exhibition Gerry Bibby: Combination Boiler

  3. 478271706_640
    Video Emily Pethick in conversation with Gerry Bibby

  4. Gerry_bibby_reading_liberated_fraction_2nd_season_2011_performance_view_photo_tim_standing_copy
    Event Gerry Bibby in conversation with David Bussel, Céline Condorelli and Jessica Vaughan