The ‘Back Catalog’ is a series of eight 50pp catalogues printed and ring-bound produced by Division of Labour in collaboration with invited artists and galleries. The Back Catalog re-presents installation views, happenings and artworks from historic shows to create an exhibition as catalogue.

During this 2020 pandemic and the isolation we find ourselves in, galleries and artists have adopted online presentations, virtual viewing rooms and password protected websites. This publication  will  appropriate some of the strategies from the dematerialised movements of the 1960’s; a catalog as a show.  A curated project bringing artists, artworks, curators and galleries together, selected from between 1965 and 2015. A look back at exhibitions in the past.                     


Issue #2; May 25 – 31, 2020 has the theme of movement working in collaboration with the artist Andy Holden and gb agency; representing Robert Breer

Division of Labour and gb agency invite you to revisit four exhibitions between 2001 and 2015; shows that explored time and movment. Due to the global pandemic both gallery spaces are closed, the exhibition will exist as a ring bound 50 page catalogue (numbered, printed and posted as soon as feasibly possible.) Back Catalog #2 is available to pre-order here and will be released at 10am on the 25th May for 7 days. In this time the work described within will be available for sale. Redacted versions of the catalogue will also be available for free from 25th until 31st May 2020. 

 May 25 - 31 2020
Back Catalog issue 2

the second law

she write time's arrow

across the wall

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