Somerset House Studios

Gallery 31: Curator Talk with Taylor LeMelle

Mon 03 Oct 2022
18.45 - 20.30
New Wing

Curator Taylor LeMelle joins us to discuss Gallery 31 exhibition Swimmers Limb.

Swimmers Limb is the sixth season for Somerset House Studios' Gallery 31 exhibition space, curated by Taylor LeMelle. Featuring works by Tai Shani, Mani Kambo and Comuzi Lab, Swimmers Limb is ‘about’ no theme in particular. If it is about anything, it is about the viewer’s appreciation of whatever connections exist between their own life experience and these works.

Through a curatorial focus of connecting with their own intuition and exhibition-as-research, Swimmers Limb curator Taylor LeMelle is convinced that new possibilities emerge for joy, for longevity and for revelation when they can train their focus onto their own pleasure. For this talk, LeMelle shares insights into this curatorial approach and the ideas that reveal themselves from the works and processes that make up Swimmers Limb.

The talk will be BSL interpreted.

About Taylor LeMelle

Taylor LeMelle writes, organises and produces objects using their training in art history, architectural theory and developmental psychology. Recent work has included curating exhibitions, facilitating groups, building infrastructures, producing audio tracks, drawing diagrams, and designing objects. In 2018, they became one of the founding directors of not/nowhere, an artists’ workers cooperative which is dedicated to supporting BIPOC to explore moving image practices and photochemical technology. With PSS Press they have edited and published Orion J. Facey’s science fantasy novel The Virosexuals. Taylor is a 2021-22 Research Fellow at Sandberg Instituut.