KALEID editions KunsthÃ¸gskolen i Oslo Offprint Printmaking Today Magalleria
Complicity: Artifice & Illusion
About the book
In 2015 I published a book, All the Paintings in the Museum.
The book has been chosen for KALEID editions new 2016 collection.
KALEID editions will be showing the collection in Oslo and London during May.
All the Paintings in the Museum and some of my other books are on display in the window of Magalleria. Alongside the books are magazines from the shop that connect on themes of books, painting, collecting and archiving.
Magalleria is a store selling magazines, artist's books and zines in Bath, UK.
Thank you to Daniel and Susan for inviting me to curate the window display.
All the Paintings in the Museum is included in this exhibition in both its book and digital slideshow format.
Exhibition continues until 7 June
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All the Paintings in the Museum contains an alphabetically arranged list of the titles of all the paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum collection, Cambridge, UK. Most of the paintings in the collection would not have been titled by the artists as the practice of giving artworks â€˜officialâ€™ fixed titles was established by dealers, collectors and archivists as recently as the 1800s.
They range from intricate description to abstract obfuscation. This new grouping creates unexpected juxtapositions and narratives while exposing similarities and anomalies. Some titles are unique, others find they are but one of many, some are just one word while others are over thirty words long. We are reminded that when subject to the systematization of an archive, objects become to some extent a homogenized stream of data, fragments of a historic continuum.