Exhibition curated by Stephen Bury. 19th January - 19th February 2011
I have two publications in the exhibition, the first, LOOT is from 1992
I had an exhibition of sculptures at the Cabinet Gallery, in London. They consisted of a series of re-made objects which ranged from classic Ikea furniture (like a Robert Morris artwork), Rietveld's prototype of the Red and Blue chair, a Picasso Still Life, a door, etc. They were all made from recycled cardboard, and some laminated with appropriate finishes, like wood veneers or reflective plastic. I was interested in different economies of value, and objecthood.........For the duration of the exhibition, every day I placed the sculptures for sale in LOOT magazine, a vast pre-digital market of second-hand artifacts so that they could circulate amongst other things, other structures of evaluation.
Each week I collected six copies of LOOT as the catalogue of the exhibition, ringed the sculptures for sale and collated the newspapers into a bespoke slip-case. I was thinking about curatorial practices and strategies of collecting even as I was fabricating things.