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Gallery Delivery offers an exhibition on demand

gallery-delivery-sschmieg-006-photo-by-andre-wunstorf_3000 Sebastian Schmieg

UK readers have probably heard of Deliveroo, the below-minimum-wage-paying food delivery service whose untrained cyclists aggressively mount pavements at speed across the country.

A project of digital artist Sebastian Schmieg, Gallery Delivery offers an artistic version of Deliveroo. The courier delivers and sets up a "white cube in a box" - a group show at the location and setting of your choosing. The artists and works are pre-packed; featured artists known to some of you at least include Evan Roth, BBB, and Jeremy Hutchison. You can indeed order this on the GD website, but it's only available to the German capital for now. All that you need to do is to pick a day and timeslot (you can host for up to 90 minutes) and the price is a bargain-basement €20.

Gallery.Delivery applies the promise of immediate availability to the exhibition space and the format of the group show. However, unlike with normal delivery services, the couriers don't stop at the doorstep; instead, they enter the private home where they set up the exhibition and offer the works for sale. In this moment, the process of setting up the exhibition takes centre stage as a performative aspect of the show.

Further information and booking is here.

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