About the artist
Ghislaine Leung’s practice takes a critical look at the conditions of art production, its presentation and circulation. Leung has developed a process of art making that results in ‘score-based artworks’. The ‘scores’ are text-based instructions or descriptions that are realised by the gallery team in close conversation with the artist.
Leung was nominated for her solo exhibition Fountains at Simian, Copenhagen which consisted of five score-based works including Fountains (2022), an artwork created from a score that simply states ‘a fountain installed in the exhibition space to cancel sound’. At Towner, the exhibition also features a baby monitor installed in the art store, broadcasting live to the exhibition space, and a wall drawing representing the hours that Leung can dedicate to working in her studio. These examples speak to the realities of working in multiple roles as an artist and mother, and highlight Leung’s interest in the time, labour and support structures required to make and maintain artworks.
Ghislaine Leung, Public Sculpture, 2018. Installation View Turner Prize 2023, Towner Eastbourne. Photo: Angus Mill.
Ghislaine Leung, Hours, 2013. Installation View at Turner Prize 2023, Towner Eastbourne. Photo: Angus Mill.
Ghislaine Leung, Monitors, 2022. Installation View at Turner Prize 2023, Towner Eastbourne. Photo: Angus Mill.