Thursday, 31 January 2013
at 7:00 pm
Gillian Wearing // Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say And Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say (1992-3)
In this work, Wearing approached people on the streets of London and asked them to write something down on the card. She then photographed them as they displayed it in front of them. It seems like an almost cathartic experience for the people who took part, with the act of writing on the card acting as a confessional of private emotions made public.
at 6:30 pm
"Everything important I have done, can be put in a suitcase"
Known for his 'ready mades', Marcel Duchamp also created meticulously constructed minature replicas of his work. The replicas are housed in an expanding leather briefcase and include some of his most well known pieces. These include Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) and of course his Fountain. Roughly 300 versions of the box have been created, all made by Duchamp, with seven editions made between 1941 and 1968.
at 12:32 pm
Coming up today on Art Thursday we'll be feasting our eyes on the wonderful Eva Hesse, taking a look at some of her latex loving sculptures + minimalist drawings. We'll also be looking at Duchamp's magical miniatures + Gillian Wearing's photographic therapy sessions. It might be raining now, but the sun was out to play earlier so here's the beach boys with i know there's an answer to get us in the mood for spring.
H A P P Y T H U R S D A Y !