unExhibit takes the legendary show an Exhibit by Richard Hamilton, or more properly by the Independent Group, held at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1957, as the point of departure for considerations on the subject of the display-as-exhibition. The premise of an Exhibit was ‘no objects, no ideas’: an exhibition composed of colourful panels loosely suspended in space so that visitors could amble between them. This formal decision to do without exhibits and make the display subject of the show can be traced back to a series of attempts in modernism to expand painting into space or to elevate the display to the status of a subject in itself Transforming the Generali Foundation’s exhibition space unExhibit goes one step further by exhibiting, both literally and figuratively, the act of not exhibiting. The concrete exhibition space at the Generali Foundation serves as the frame of reference for a transformation in which the displacement of spatial coordinates brought about by the use of certain materials – mirrors, wallpapers, lighting, fabrics. Also explored are techniques of reproduction and surface treatments – lithography, xerography, newspaper clipping, grid patterns – not only evacuating the space, but also recoding it.