Context of the rusty items

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Oh my, there is a context Pien Goenmans!

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector in the Barbican Art Gallery

This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia and popular collectibles to one-of-a-kind curiosities, rare artefacts and specimens, these collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of artists.

While some artists are connoisseurs, others accumulate hoards of objects, never letting anything go. Many live with and make direct use of their collections and others keep them under wraps or in storage. Collecting objects for research and study is key to the practice of many artists in the exhibition. Presented alongside examples of their work, their collections, in turn, help to elucidate their art.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=17071

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One thought on “Context of the rusty items

  1. Oh yes! Collecting objects for research and study is a welcome euphemism for being in fact a kind of hoarder! I’m thinking of putting signs on several doors, labeling them as ‘collection & study room’ – which would probably make me (and son!) feel a lot better!

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