Ein Dach leuchtet aus dem Schwarz der Nacht wie das Diner in Edward Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks’. Das Bild selbst scheint eine der 26 ‘Gasoline Stations’ von Ed Rusha zu sein, zumindest eine Neufassung davon. Die Tankstelle als Treffpunkt, rund um die Uhr geöffnet. Früher war es der Dorfbrunnen. Oder ist alles nur Kunst? Die Website database59.ch hilft auch nicht weiter: Fehler. Server nicht gefunden.
Die Katze ist mein täglicher Begleiter auf meinem Bildschirmschoner.
Anonymous user comment: “I like how this looks simply like a page torn out of a book…”
Anonymous user comment: I find this drawing incredibly moving. Emin’s drawings in general are very singular and powerful. I found a really interesting article she wrote about her relationship to drawing in the Guardian. My favourite passage in her text (I also like her honesty when she writes) is the following:
“It took me years to understand the magic of drawing. For years, I tried to make things look how they are – instead of being what they are. Drawing is an alchemic language. Some of my favourite drawings I have done with my eyes closed – or so drunk I do not remember making them.”
Oh, and here’s a link to the article:
Anonymous user comment: “Amongst all the invitation cards within this archive this is one of the rare ones that show the artist’s atelier.”
Anonymous user comment: “Clemente has such a distinctive style. I have always found his paintings very compelling. The soft oranges in this work are especially beautiful. I also find the font on the back of the card very beautiful. I have a feeling it is Clemente’s own handwriting – I can’t be sure but from looking at a lot of the other invitation cards for Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome, where this show was held, it appears that each artist handwrites the text.”
47 Canal is a New York based gallery founded by the artist Margret Lee and the gallerist Oliver Newton in 2011. As far as I know, they don’t send out invitation cards, but use email to announce their shows. These announcements resemble press releases, but are often written by the artists themselves. Some come with images, others are lists, or read like poems. They tend to be subjective (or pretend to be subjective), and can easily be understood (or misunderstood) as part of the exhibition and the artist’s practice. Information is replaced by / combined with attitude, a gesture that became one of 47 Canal’s trademarks. DB
A selection of press releases by
Anonymous user comment: “The simplicity of this design appealed to me.”
Anonymous user comment: “Interesting how an image of one person’s work can instantly remind you of another’s. I thought immediately about a performance done by the Georgian artist Mamuka Japaridze where he walked through the streets of Tbilisi dressed in a similar way. I tried to find some images of it to post here but alas I could not find any.”