SLOW SATURDAY: The Annotated Reader & The Naming of Things

4 September 2021 / 12:00 - 17:15pm

This Slow Saturday event is an opportunity to book a timed visit with additional restricted capacity in the gallery, so you can enjoy our new exhibitions The Annotated Reader and The Naming of Things at your own pace.

Capacity is limited. You can pre-book your free ticket on eventbrite HERE

•To maintain access for all, the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory, unless a person is exempt for reasons related to their age, health, or disability, at this Slow Saturday event. Please head to the VISIT US page for the most up-to-date information about visiting Castlefield Gallery.

The Annotated Reader is a publication-as-exhibition and exhibition-as-publication featuring creative personalities responding and remarking on a chosen piece of writing conceived by Ryan Gander and Jonathan P. Watts. Contemporary artists, designers, writers, institutional founders, musicians and more were invited to imagine they’d missed the last train. “Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours?”

The impressive list of almost 300 contributors to the project include Marina Abramović, Rodney Graham,  Saâdane Afif, Holly Hendry, Cory Arcangel, Alistair Hudson, Rachel Ata, John Kaldor, Art & Language, Ragnar Kjartansson, David Batchelour, Sarah Lucas, John Bock, Jonathan Monk, Jim Broadbent, Alek O., Pavel Buchler, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gregory Burke, Hannah Perry, Banu Ceenetoglu, Prem Sahib, Tony Chambers, Jerry Saltz, Paul Clinton, Rosemarie Trockel, Matt Darbyshire, Richard Wentworth, Richard Deacon, Shen Xin, Tom Godfrey, Bob and Roberta Smith, Sir Antony Gormley, and Nicholas Fox Weber.

The Naming of things is an exhibition curated by Bryony Dawson. The Naming of things was selected from proposals submitted by Castlefield Gallery Associates by guest selector, and Artist Patron of Castlefield Gallery; Ryan Gander OBE, and Castlefield Gallery’s Curator & Deputy Director, Matthew Pendergast. The exhibition explores the unfixed and mutable potential of language. Unhooked from the task to convey truth or objectivity, this slippery unreliability can instead be viewed as a generous invitation for fluid, speculative and plural perspectives.

Image: Charlie Godet Thomas, Cloud Study (Partner Dance) (2019). Image courtesy of Frieze Sculpture and VITRINE. Photo by Steven White.