segunda-feira, novembro 29, 2010
John Baldessari (American, b. 1931)
I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971
Black-and-white video with sound, 13:06 min
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, 2010 (2010.262)
© John Baldessari
"In 1971 Baldessari was asked to participate in an exhibition at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, a school famous for its pioneering program in Conceptual art. The college did not have the funds to bring the artist from California to Canada, so he devised a work comprised entirely of the Canadian students' participation: they were to write "I will not make any more boring art" on the walls of the gallery, "like punishment," said Baldessari. "To my surprise," he continued, "they covered the walls." In the meantime, Baldessari made a recording of himself repetitively writing the same phrase in his own Venice Beach studio."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias segunda-feira, novembro 29, 2010