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break pad exhibition at the garej artspace pontcanna cardiff

From:     barrie j davies
Category: Exhibitions
Date:     19 September 2007
Time:     05:40 PM


“Brake pads” Art exhibition curated by Barrie J Davies 

at the Garej Artpace Pontcanna Cardiff 23rd November 2007

For this November’s exhibition entitled brake pads we asked the post modern conceptual artist 
Barrie J Davies to curate the exhibition, but it has gone horribly erroneous as in a statement by Barrie 
J Davies, he has stated that he will be hijacking the Garej Artpace with his fanatical anarchic army of 
artists, musicians and poets for his own psychedelic humorous insubordinate desires. The manifesto 
of a statement was sent to us wrapped around a gold house brick which was thrown through one of 
the studio windows (no one was hurt during this incident).  The statement started with a quote from 
Jack Kerouac 

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be 
saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace 
thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars 
and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” 

After just interpretation of this piece of passage some of the members of the studio ran away in fear 
for there own mental judgment. The announcement then followed with a list of demands and shopping 
lists for his gang of unscrupulous art rebels for their exhibition. We then later that day received an 
audio tape from Barrie J Davies which was delivered by a playboy bunny girl on a moped; the tape 
contained spoken in a muffled disguised voice more ransom demands and some really bad singing 
and on the other side were the Spice Girl’s greatest hits. Two days after these surreal proceedings 
we received by post a cheque to cover the cost of the broken window by one of Barrie’s henchmen.

So if you want to know what lunacy is going to be behind the shutters of the Break Pads exhibition 
you better come on down and check it out! Because we at the Garej Artspace have no idea what 
Barrie J Davies is planning and plotting to do under his mischievous rein for his hijack / curated 

Barrie J Davies is an artist based in Cardiff Wales and he has been nominated for the international 
Artes Mundi prize 2008 and he is represented by the Red Box Gallery and editions Martin. 

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