Pallet Show 12 is a curatorial project consisting of a grid of 12 handmade wooden pallets, set out on the floor of the Sculpture Court of The Manchester Contemporary art fair 2023.
A number of invited artists will exhibit a series of works on the pallets, which each function as a platform or plinth for displaying sculptures or other curated works at TMC
The pallets are themselves artworks, exploring the line between minimalist sculpture and functional objects. Sculptures that also have the capacity to perform a function, and an experiment in how art objects might be (re)purposed to take on the role of support structures or hosts for other works and ideas within an exhibition context.
Pallet Show is informed by the mass transit of artworks in the art market and global economy, and the logistics of their movement from, to, and between, sites of storage and display. Pallets are signifiers of trade that wear the markings of the workings of these interconnected systems.