hans-peter feldmann’s work is a reminder that art is a subjective designation. in this piece, all the clothes of a woman (1973), he shot all of the items in a woman’s wardrobe. his current exhibit at the guggenheim uses the $100,000 that he won from the 2010 hugo boss prize, to wallpaper a gallery in the museum. his intent is to make us see the mundane, the everyday, differently.
“Feldmann also has a history of resisting the art world’s commercial structures, issuing his work in unsigned, unlimited editions and retiring from art making altogether for nearly a decade in the 1980s, at which point he gave away or destroyed the works remaining in his possession. Bank notes, like artworks, are objects that have no inherent worth beyond what society agrees to invest them with, and in using them as his medium, Feldmann raises questions about notions of value in art. But his primary interest in the serial display of currency lies less in its status as a symbol of capitalist excess than in its ubiquity as a mass-produced image and a material with which we come into contact every day. At its core, this formal experiment presents an opportunity to experience an abstract concept—a numerical figure and the economic possibilities it entails—as a visual object and an immersive physical environment.” — Katherine Brinson, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim
Darlin’ were a French band from the early 90’s. They received such a bad review of their two song EP that they used the description of their music from the review as the name for their new band. Thanks to that one bad review, they called their new band “Daft Punk”.
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