Merlin Carpenter. Title of Show

Witty Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 80 x 60 x 13 cm


Wacky Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 98,5 x 118 x 13,5 cm

Sick Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 100 x 74 x 18 cm

Political Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 80 x 120 x 14 cm

Important Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 99 x 123,5 x 13,5 cm

Clever Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 80 x 120 x 14 cm

Radical Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 100 x 120 x 16,5 cm

Great Title, 2017
wooden pallet. 100 x 120 x 14 cm

all images courtesy Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

Serge: What do you give a fuck about?

Marc: I give a fuck about you buying that painting. I give a fuck about you spending two hundred grand on that piece of shit.

Yvan: Don’t start again, Marc!

Serge: I’m going to tell you what I give a fuck about – since everyone is coming clean – I give a fuck about your sniggering and insinuations, your suggestion that I also think this picture is a grotesque joke. You’ve denied that I could feel a genuine attachment to it. You’ve tried to set up some kind of loathsome complicity between us. And that’s what’s made me feel, Marc, to repeat your expression, that we have less and less in common recently, your perpetual display of suspicion.

Marc: It’s true I can’t imagine you genuinely loving that painting.

Yvan: But why?

Marc: Because I love Serge and I can’t love the Serge who’s capable of buying that painting.

Serge: Why do you say, buying, why don’t you say, loving?

Marc: Because I can’t say loving, I can’t believe loving.

Serge: So why would I buy it, if I didn’t love it?

Marc: That’s the nub of the question.

– excerpt from Art (1994) by YASMINA REZA (pdf available here)

This series of wooden pallets by MERLIN CARPENTER hanging on the wall like readymade paintings are on view at Christian Andersen, Copenhagen until November 2017.

 



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