Thursday, 19 August 2010

Dazed Digital | John Baldessari

Watch my Dazed Digital interview with John Baldessari below. Interview Freire Barnes. Film By Sophie SmithExcerpt - Referred to as one of the founders of Conceptual Art, and distinctly one of the most influential artists of the last 50 years he performed the ultimate act in 1970 when he burnt the majority of his work (paintings) in ‘The Cremation Project’, which marked an end and starting point to the rest of his career.

Juxtaposing seemingly incongruous imagery with text, Baldessari confronts the viewer to question preconceptions and meaning but not to forget to have a laugh while they’re pondering. Braking from the confines of the traditional rectangular format of both canvas and photograph, he’s played with the composition........

John Baldessari
Pure Beauty at Tate Modern until January 10, 2010. The exhibition will travel to Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona 5 February-25 April 2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 20 June-12 September 2010, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 17 October 2010-9 January 2011.

Hands and/or Feet (Part Two) at Sprüth Magers Berlin until January 16, 2010.

'Pure Beauty', John Baldessari, 2009 from InkSpotFilms on Vimeo.