Constructivism and the Art of Everyday Life
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Comment David Mabb has recently discovered through extensive research of newly opened up archives in Kelmscott and Moscow, that William Morris, Kasimir Malevich and the Constructivists secretly developed an extensive collaborative body of work that has until recently remained completely hidden from public view. In his presentation Mabb examines some of the many paintings, videos and photographs that make up this collection. He will explain his own role in their discovery, mount a critique of the works' limitations and suggest some possibilities for what the artists might have been trying to achieve. David Mabb is a Reader in Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His projects include The Decorating Business, Oakville Galleries, Ontario (2000), A Factory As It Might Be or The Hall Of Flowers, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario (2003), William Morris, “ministering to the swinish luxury of the rich”, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2004), Morris in Jaipur: The work of Art in the Context of Hand-made Reproduction, Jaipur Festival and British Council Gallery, New Delhi (2005), Art into Everyday Life, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2006) and A Miniature Retrospective and Rhythm 69, Jugendstilsenteret-Kunstmuseet Kube, Alesund, Norway (2008).
Description David Mabb has recently discovered through extensive research of newly opened up archives in Kelmscott and Moscow, that William Morris, Kasimir Malevich and the Constructivists secretly developed an extensive collaborative body of work that has until recently remained completely hidden from public view. In his presentation Mabb examines some of the many paintings, videos and photographs that make up this collection. He will explain his own role in their discovery, mount a critique of the works' limitations and suggest some possibilities for what the artists might have been trying to achieve. David Mabb is a Reader in Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His projects include The Decorating Business, Oakville Galleries, Ontario (2000), A Factory As It Might Be or The Hall Of Flowers, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario (2003), William Morris, “ministering to the swinish luxury of the rich”, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2004), Morris in Jaipur: The work of Art in the Context of Hand-made Reproduction, Jaipur Festival and British Council Gallery, New Delhi (2005), Art into Everyday Life, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2006) and A Miniature Retrospective and Rhythm 69, Jugendstilsenteret-Kunstmuseet Kube, Alesund, Norway (2008).
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