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  3. darkbluetile:

    Henri Matisse’s studio 1948

    (via nuuro)


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  5. Geometric Luft • Domestic Compliance

    Fred Vernon

    Geometric Luft • Domestic Compliance

    “Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy…. aerial joy is freedom.” -Gaston Bachelard

    Unsurprisingly, Fred Vernon is an artist like many others who has been unable to shake the residual habits hung-over from an art school education, such as writing about himself in the third person, referencing over intellectualised academia and using foreign phrases to puff up his practice. Vernon also considers himself to be an Auslander Künstler or “Outsider Artist” although since attending a formalised institution to study Art Vernon can no longer claim this title legitimately.

    Featuring cultural obscenity, institutional critique, nonsense and archaic ideas of the future taking the form of sculptural interventions, drawing and video.



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  8. Eunoia


  9. Albert Einstein

    “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”


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  11. Ben Cain

    selected by J.J. Charlesworth

    If Ben Cain’s arch and elusive work slips from sculpture to installation to video, performance and text, its common concern is the way we think of art as ‘work’. Shrewdly navigating current theoretical debates regarding art’s ambiguous relationship to industry, commodification and immaterial labour, the Sheffield-born artist is interested in how artworks, of whatever type, might question us about what we think they’re doing and, by implication, what ‘work’ we think we’re doing when we’re paying attention to them. At the heart of Cain’s work is an interest in remixing terms often thought of as mutually exclusive and oppositional – passive/active, spectator/performer, object/action, producer/ consumer, text/image. So installations of carefully designed and crafted objects are attended to by texts that allude to the process of their own making, and to how we ourselves are part of the ‘production’ of art. 

    In Cain’s one-day exhibition So, This Object (shown in Zagreb’s Galerija Greta in 2011), for example, wall texts narrate absurd ontological possibilities for the stolid, faux-marble sculptures that occupy the gallery: ‘So, this object/leaning against the wall/has been waiting here all day/and now it’s waiting/for you to leave so that it/can do something else.’ Of course, artworks can’t do something else. But Cain’s aim is to break up any stable sense of our own spectatorship, diverting us from a single version of what we’re doing into a playful to-and-fro about what we could be doing – before, now and after. If Cain’s works often refer to tools, tool use and the act of making (as in his 2009 exhibition The Making of the Means, at WIELS, in Brussels), or are formed by elaborate performed acts that turn people into products (as with his performers- as-letters alphabet book, By-Product, 2012), they do so to unpick how activity, work, production and reflection are more deeply intertwined than we might ever realise.


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  13. My Bedroom currently!!


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