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|Posté le: Sam 1 Juil - 21:50 (2017) Sujet du message: Anthology 1987 2012 LG Williams Midcareer Retrospective
"A man, his determined features suggesting a taciturn cartoon hero, glances into an adjoining room through an opening cut into what is presumably a door. So as to be able to do so he somewhat awkwardly holds open a shutter with the index finger of his right . awkwardly, because this shutter, swivelling around a pin at the apex of the opening, is on the other side, that is, on the viewer's side of the door. Moving it must have required some pushing and poking, and the raised finger now intersects the character's field of vision. In a speech bubble we read words that also form the tide of the piece: I CAN SEE THE WHOLE ROOM!…AND THERE’S NO ART IN IT!"
</br> The real and fictional works of American artist LG Williams/The Estate of LG Williams™ defy categorization, and satirizes the very art world the artist inhabits. He trademarked his name, and the name of his "estate," before he is even a brand — or dead. Williams likes to poke fun at artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, curators, and museums, or anyone or anything that profits from the art business, and put them to the test to see what happens. The only risk is the artist himself relies on the same superstructure to get his message out, and this inherent paradox makes his anti-art art intriguing. Through clever installations and tongue-in-cheek sloganing, Williams questions the authenticity of contemporary art with a Houellebecqian viewpoint: that in a capitalistic system there are inevitably winners and losers — but Williams does it with more charm than the novelist.
</br> LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams™: Anthology Gloria Maria Gallery | Via Watt 32, 20143 Milan | 14/11-21/12 2012 (in collaboration with Super Window Project) # # # # #
bound: 68 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (April 19, 2017)
isbn: 1545487731, 978-1545487730,
weight: 8.2 ounces (