How Can You and I Ever Be Free In The 21stC? (2017) Walter van Rijn Poster on billboard 3x6m, Font Being Human. #REDboard2017, RED Contemprary Arts, Hull UK. #REDboard2017, an off-site project from RED Contemporary Arts in Hull. REDboard is a curated series of thirteen […]
Text from forthcoming book: Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion: A_Selection_From (2017)
It introduces the terms unconsumable, global, luxury and dispersion, in relation to my artist’s practice and my upcoming exhibition at the Hansard Gallery.
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.
I have recently published my thesis online at the academia website. Here is the abstract and link to download.
For this exhibition I archived and catalogued all the physical remains of the artwork I produced during my doctoral research. All objects are boxed up and delivered to the gallery. The condition and display in which these objects are shown is contingent on the choices […]
The TITLE(date) project aggregates artwork titles and other metadata from art collections and exhibitions. Art collections in the widest sense can be the works of one artist, an art institutional or private art collection, a collection of ‘favourite’ work on a phone. For now it […]
I have archived several collections of artwork titles at SourceForge. UGLyD Walter van Rijn: contains a list of titles from my own works, created during my PhD thesis TITLE(date) Hansard: contains a database of artwork titles exhibited between 1 March 2003 and 17 August 2013 […]