A privy, a peephole, a semi-detached house, the grease pit of a former garage, a unit in a business park, the disabled toilet of a craft beer bar and a miniature art gallery located in the premises of the commercial art gallery it is modelled upon.
The exhibition The Gallery in the Expanded Field II is the second in a series of exhibitions that explore the possibilities of what could constitute a gallery space. Each iteration is assisted by students from the British Higher School of Art and Design. A small group of students are partnered with a gallery space and fabricate components of the exhibition. Additionally, the students interview the artists / curators / directors which form the content of a series of publications on the theme of alternative gallery spaces. 
The exhibition showcases spaces from a range of countries including Australia, Finland, Germany, Russia, Great Britain and America, through presenting documentary images and text of the history of the exhibition programme alongside, in some cases, new projects made specifically for The Gallery in the Expanded Field II.
The ‘expanded field’ is a term that has come to be increasingly used in relation to extend the traditional notions of disciplines such as sculpture, painting, drawing, architecture and writing. It originally comes from Rosalind Krauss’ seminal essay, published in 1979 in the journal October, ‘Sculpture in the Expanded Field
With thanks to:
Elizaveta Abakushina
Renata Basyrova
Sasha Benyumova
Natalia Chernova 
Polina Efremova 
Ekaterina Kirichanskaya 
Sasha Koldobenkova
Ruslana Kuksova
Vasya Lesnikova
Alexandra Lyubarskaya 
Olya Melnikova
Daria Mikhailova 
Sophie Mostovlyuk 
Mikhail Plekhanov
Olga Popova
Alina Rodionova
Sonya Salimzyanova
Maria Shineon
Valentina Silaeva 
Vasilisa Yachanova
Sonya Zamanskaya

An exhibition and project space in Kensington, Philadelphia. Peep was founded by Libby Rosa out of a renovated studio in Viking Mill in 2020 but has since moved location to Crane Arts. As an ode to Marcel Duchamp’s Étant Donnés (on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art) a peephole was installed for viewers to peep at the exhibitions from the hallways. Now at Crane Arts, visitors can view the exhibitions from a large window in the door. Through the peephole a TV displays Polina Efremova and Daria Mikhailova exploring Peep’s documentation of previous exhibitions. 
Fountain in Finnish is suihkulähde, appropriate in its physical context as the gallery is situated in the disabled toilet of SalamaNation, a bar in central Helsinki, Finland, and in an art context through its reference to Fountain by Marcel Duchamp. Founded by Magnus Quaife, the inaugural exhibition in Helsinki concurrently utilises blip blip blip’s gallery toilet, exhibiting Soaps by Jack Brown. An ongoing series of works made of soap that look a bit like proposals for large-scale public artworks you might find in a sculpture park or civic square. The work can be touched.
Hung alongside Soaps, in blip blip blip, is a blown-up version of Horizontal Value by Keiji Uematsu, which will be the second exhibition at Suihkulähde.
Existential House
Stephen Sheehan initiated the gallery in 2021, which was originally located at Unit 1 of Woodside Business Park in Liverpool, Great Britain. However, due to his interest in works that explore the existential and pose questions towards the reality of existence, he is now developing the idea of a wall-less nomadic space, defined only by its floor / stage.
Existential House not only facilitated exhibitions but accommodated the running of educational programmes and openly worked with educational institutions to broaden the conceptual landscape within the field of Art.
Futuro Minor
Situated inside Futuro in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia is, Futuro Minor, a miniature of the gallery space it is hosted within. Set permanently into one of the gallery walls, it is a modelled recreation of the main exhibition space (a 19th century Art Nouveau hall) in a commercial art gallery which was founded in 2016. However, the programming by Ivan Seriy is entirely separate. At blip blip blip a model of the miniature, made by Renata Basyrova, is displayed.
Disneyland Paris
Founded in 2020 by David Attwood, the gallery was formerly located in a privy or small outdoor toilet in Thornbury on Wurundjeri country, in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, but has since moved to Boorloo/Perth. The screenprinted t-shirt merchandise, made by Sasha Koldobenkova and Vasya Lesnikova, includes the floorplan of the gallery space where the t-shirts will then be shipped and included in the exhibition Gift Shop.
The founder, David Horvitz is an artist represented by ChertLüdde on Hauptstraße 18 in Berlin, Germany, which was initally Chert Galerie on Skalitze Str. 68. At this former site – a converted car mechanics garage – the defunct grease pit became Porcino’s first space. The programme ran sporadically, often shows occurred when David was in Germany. A re-making of the 2016 work by Marley Freeman, Postcards for Porcino, has been undertaken. This series of painted postcards sent by David Horvitz will be installed when and if they arrive at blip blip blip. The video Neskuchnie Park Porcini Off Season was made by Maria Shineon and Vasilisa Yachanova following an instruction from David Horvitz.
Moon Grove
The occasional independent unaffiliated contemporary art gallery is housed within a private Georgian Grade II listed semi-detached home on the road Moon Grove in Manchester, Great Britain. Exhibits are installed in a domestic setting; at the front door, above the fireplace, in the garden, across from the sofa, by the dining room table, up the stairs and on the landing. Andrew Hunt established the gallery in 2022 and was interviewed on 17 April 2023 via zoom by Sasha Benyumova and Sonya Salimzyanova.
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