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Package Holiday - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997
Year published: 1997

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Along with Sadie Coles, Pauline Karpidas organised Package Holiday: New British Art in the Ophiuchus Collection, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece, 26 July to 30 September 1997.

Package Holiday was a group exhibition of some 15 London-based artists, many of them identified with the so-called yBa grouping. Chris Ofili was the only Black-British artist represented in the exhibition. All of the artists had commercial gallery representation, including two practitioners associated with Sadie Coles HQ, London.

From the accompanying catalogue:

Package Holiday is a rambunctious and irrepressible works outing. A unique group of British artists and a capsule collection of their work are transplanted from from London to Hydra for a summer social. They, and the single examples of their work, bring to Greece a sense of the energy and diversity that has been in the air in London during the last decade, and give credence to the notoriety and critical respect they have individually and collectively gained.

This special presentation of British art, a personal selection from the Ophiuchus Collection, is shown harbour side on the Greek island of Hydra. Package Holiday provides an alternative to the resounding blue of Hydra’s seascapes with a varied and colourful view of contemporary art in London.”

Each artist was represented by one piece of work and the exhibition came with a small (A5 landscape)  catalogue. The catalogue’s text was all in English, though the exhibition took place in Greece.

Contents as follows:

One-paragraph summaries of the work each artist contributed to the exhibition (across two pages)

Reproductions of the artists’ work, one per page, except Sam Taylor-Wood, whose work was spread across two pages.

Credits of the artists’ work.

The inside covers of the catalogue featured a panoramic photograph of the harbour of the Greek island of Hydra.

Related people + view all 17

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Richard Patterson

Born, 1963 in Leatherhead, UK

»  Georgina Starr

Born, 1968 in Leeds, England

»  Sam Taylor-Wood

Born, 1967 in London, England

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  The Hydra Workshop, Hydra

Greece, Greece