Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tworkov speaks (writes), more Dave Hickey

I'm really having this thing for Dave Hickey lately. I am reposting an article he wrote for Art in America about the Venice Biennale, titled Idiot.

I've discovered the monumental collages by Conrad Marca-Relli His collages examine the architecture of the event and use psychological affected shapes and textures, he contoured his shapes.

My favorite quote from the Jack Tworkov book:

A container must be closed to what it contains. But it can be open to other substances. A basket designed to contain pebbles may leak sand. A net is closed to fish and open to water, as it must be to be closed and open is a necessary and simultaneous function of all vessels. A completely closed vessel is the end. A completely open vessel is without substance.

image: Conrad Marca-Relli , Untitled [irregular circle] original etching and embossing printed in color, 1975, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 75, published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, on watermarked Guarro paper

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