LARGE IMAGE J.A (Strictly un-edited), 2006 - John Armleder
About the Work
About LARGE IMAGE J.A (Strictly un-edited)
Large Image J.A (Strictly Unedited) by John Armleder is a grid of celestial images depicting star clusters, nebulae, and the sun and moon—each image appearing on two squares, like the end-result of a galactic game of Memory Match ...Read More
Large Image J.A (Strictly Unedited) by John Armleder is a grid of celestial images depicting star clusters, nebulae, and the sun and moon—each image appearing on two squares, like the end-result of a galactic game of Memory Match Up. Readily apparent in this cosmic print is that playful vein that runs through most Dada and Fluxus works- a Duchampian riddle beckoning us to wonder as we gander: Is the work a reference to the constant rash of generational "art stars" to come about since we went to space mid century? Is it a symbol of the societal notion of alternate universes where everything and everyone has a double? Is it just a series of beauteous images of space, or maybe a reference to the artist's possible boyhood fascination? Whatever it is, Large Image J.A (Strictly Unedited) appears to have its tongue firmly in cheek, its stars winking out at us from the surface as John Armleder winks at us in spirit.Read Less
About the Artist
About John Armleder
John Armleder is a performance artist, painter, sculptor, curator, and critic. He is most commonly known for his engagement with the multidisciplinary Fluxus movement, which ...Read More
John Armleder is a performance artist, painter, sculptor, curator, and critic. He is most commonly known for his engagement with the multidisciplinary Fluxus movement, which was based around the Neo-Dadaist tenets of making work that is anti-art, anti-establishment, and ant-commercialism—sensibilities that Armleder has maintained creatively ever since. Much of his work is based on his artistic activities during that time, which included performances, installations, and other collective art endeavors. Always working in a breadth of mediums, Armleder's creations encompass everything from geometric abstraction drawings to "sculptural furniture" to radical performances to photographic prints. His multifaceted practice has been categorized many times over, receiving such labels as citationism, Fluxus, and Neo-Geo, yet Armleder maintains an ideological resistance to any singular art historical association.
In 1969, he co-founded the Geneva-based publishing house Groupe Ecart, primarily significant for introducing important artists like Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol to Switzerland and other parts of Europe. The Groupe Ecart later begat the Paris exhibition/performance art space Galerie Ecart, where Armleder held his first exhibition in 1973. Since his debut show, Armleder has exhibited internationally at such prominent institutions as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney).
DescriptionDigital print on Magistra 115 gsm Blueback poster paper.
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