All posts filed under: UGLyD Digital Archival project

Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion.
UGLyD is a long-term art project that comments on the distribution of art and other consumer goods through online, archival and gallery based networks. It plays with the flow of things and how our categorisations of humans, objects and other things defines access and visibility. It often generates hybrid or symbiotic objects that seek out new ways to disperse art. For example, text-based works that are dispersed through a font, a tape, a database.
As part of this project, I conducted research into the exhibition history of the John Hansard Gallery and I created a database to be able to analyse and display all information on the exhibitions, artworks and artists.
The artwork I generated from this database rematerialises the exhibition history in multiple forms, including books and software that simulates viewing art collections over a long period of time.

“The Detoxification, Left Defender, Mythic Being” Work 1, 3 and 7 of a series of 25; Digital print, face-mounted on plexiglass, each 30.5 x 40.5 x 2.5 cm.

Artwork available online through Saatchi

Now that the exhibition Time After Time at John Hansard Gallery is finished, I am continuing to disperse my work through Instagram. At the same time, the series of 25 works on plexiglass are for sale online through Saatchi.

Time After Time Exhibition Install, John Hansard Gallery 2018

Exhibition Install and Opening

Time After Time, 8 September – 3 November 2018 Caroline Bergvall, Victor Burgin, Hamad Butt, John Latham, Charlotte Posenenske and Walter van Rijn. John Hansard Gallery Southampton UK.   Exhibition install and opening More info on the exhibition >

He Thought That UGLYD (2018)

Walter van Rijn, He Thought That UGLYD (2018) New Media work 20 of a series of 25; Digital print face-mounted on plexiglass, with aluminium subframe, 30.5 x 41.5 x 2.5 cm; Artwork created for the “Time After Time” exhibition at John Hansard Gallery 2018. Limited […]

Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion, Promo! Including Packaging Tape and Dispenser. Multiple1

Multiple: UGLyD Packaging Tape with Dispenser

Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion, Promo! Including Packaging Tape and Dispenser (2015-2018).
2x Printed adhesive vinyl tape and 1x Hand Tape Dispenser in taped carton box.
Tape: Adhesive vinyl tape 50 mm x 66 meter, printed with text: “Caution Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion” in a font designed by VVVR.
Hand Tape Dispenser: variable
Box, ca. 25 x 17x 7cm.

A_Selection_Of_66_From_JHG, 2018

Book: A_Selection_Of_66

Walter van Rijn 2018 A_Selection_Of_66_From_JHG : Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion Artist’s Book, Softback, Crown Quarto Format 246x189mm, 160 pp Limited Edition of 33 numbered and signed copies

UGLyD_Display1_Page15 (c) 2017 Walter van Rijn

Display

For the exhibition Time After Time I am planning to create several displays that re-imagine an exhibition history. This display is an example of the module Display, which is a combination of software and hardware. It forms part of the long-term project UGLYD, which I […]

UGLyD wall drawing (2017) graphite, John Hansard Gallery

Wall Drawing

UGLyD wall drawing (2017) graphite, John Hansard Gallery. Testing out possiblities for wall drawings after the artwork time frames I created for the JHG Exhibition Archive.  

UGLyD, John Hansard Gallery Exhibition Database (2016-2018)

Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion (UGLyD) is a project that collects and disperses artwork titles related to an exhibition history. In collaboration with the John Hansard Gallery, Walter van Rijn has aggregated more than 5000 artwork titles from work exhibited in the gallery at the Highfield Campus from the first exhibition in 1980 till the last in 2016.