neil cummings

Reading Things

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In 1992 I had an exhibition entitled Sculptures at the newly-established Cabinet Gallery, in London.

This is from the invitation card:

'The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words…


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I've been thinking about things, how they're imagined, produced and circulate for some time. Living near Brick lane in London, which used to be a vast flea-market, has encouraged me to think about the material underside of consumption.

A flea market connects peoples’ actual needs and…


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During the 1990's I was very interested in the idea of collection for making sense of the world,  and to be honest I'm still interested, take a look at #ObjectOfTheWeek


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In June, as part of Critical Practice, I co-organised a one-day workshop to host political philosopher Stephen Wright. In preparation for the workshop we formed a Reading Group and collectively read and discussed…


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Over twenty years ago I edited a book Reading Things, it's long, long out of print, although an extract from the introduction was recently republished in The…


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Reading Things  is out of print, although an extract from the introduction was recently republished in…


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In 1968, at the interface between minimal and conceptual art practices Richard Serra compiled a Verb List to account for actions that could be done to, or with specific materials. The list was published in The New Avant-Garde: Issues for the Art of the Seventies (1972).