I feel like I’m going to be that aunt who drinks vodka straight out of the bottle and ruins Christmas.
Untitled (Double Portrait), 1991
Offset print on paper (endless supply), 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 69.9)
Untitled (Double Portrait), 1991, is a “stack” piece consisting of hundreds of sheets of paper printed with a gold double-circle image and stacked together on the gallery floor, available for viewers to take away ad infinitum. The image featured, the doubled touching/overlapping circle, represents one of the most important themes in Gonzalez-Torres’s work: the pairing of two like people in togetherness, solidarity, and love. These Minimalist-inspired “anti-monuments,” as the artist considered them, symbolize the acts of loss and regeneration as well as a deconstruction of the traditional “look but don’t touch” rules of the institutional framework.
Love Dijla (2010) - Iraqi Artist NAZAR YAHYA
Love Dijla is part of the “O’ Tigris" series inspired by the Tigris river in Iraq. Nazar Yahya was born near that river and grew up around it forming beautiful and peaceful memories as a child; the boats, the fishermen, the swimmers. However, after the invasion and occupation by the U.S these memories diminished and were replaced by a river: "that conceals anonymous massacred victims, feeding the fish in its waters. A nightmare resonates within the river which turned into ink and blood at the time of the Mongols, it is now turning into blood and radiant toxic substances." In this series, Yahya juxtaposed images and layers of memories and imaginations from different periods revolving around the tigris as if to create a reality that is unique to his personal experience.
The dark side of zinefest: seeing yourself in the dudes who peaked in ‘94 and just kept doin their thing.
This is a zine called NERVES.
It is about destroying boys.
You can buy a copy at Wellington Zinefest tomorrow.
(24/11/2013. 12 - 5 pm. 5 Hania St, Mt Vic)
I remained mostly not destroyed through the production of this zine.
You should buy.