Publication Launch | 'Some walls fall/out', Spence Messih

Publication Launch | 'Some walls fall/out', Spence Messih
When
 | Wednesday 15 March, from 6pm
Location | Artspace, ground floor galleries
FREE

Spence Messih, 'Some walls fall/out', 2017. Courtesy the artist

Overview

 

Some walls fall/out is composed of five short texts: Apparition, Ambiguity, Silence, Violence and Passing. Each text mixes quotes from artists, writers and queer theorists to focus on abstraction as a form of resistance.

 

Some walls fall/out will be launched on Wednesday, 15 March at 6pm and will be available in printed form in the gallery and here on the Artspace website after the launch.

 

Messih’s work has been exhibited at Sydney Guild, Firstdraft Gallery, MOP Projects, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Stills Gallery, Sydney; and Horsham Regional Gallery, and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne among others. Messih has presented lectures and performances at Artspace, MCA and Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney. They graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design in 2013, where they are a current PhD candidate looking at queer time and tactics of abstraction.

 

View Spence Messih's Text 

  • Spence Messih, performance documentation of live reading of 'Some walls/fall out', 2017, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer

  • Spence Messih, performance documentation of live reading of 'Some walls/fall out', 2017, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer

  • Spence Messih, performance documentation of live reading of 'Some walls/fall out', 2017, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer

  • Spence Messih, performance documentation of live reading of 'Some walls/fall out', 2017, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer

  • Spence Messih, performance documentation of live reading of 'Some walls/fall out', 2017, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer

  • Spence Messih, performance documentation of live reading of 'Some walls/fall out', 2017, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer