one pic wednesday. David Hanes


image courtesy of the artist and Art F City

I’m obviously a bit late in the game concerning Frieze that took place earlier this month in New York, but even so I think this online project by Berlin-based artist DAVID HANES is worth sharing. Commissioned by the website Art F City during this year’s edition, HANES ‘remixed 47 out of 500+ images that Art F City staff members’ took at the art fair.

Following the same techniques used for his ongoing series Aware (previously featured on wfw) that he started in 2011, DAVID HANES transformed the source material – the somewhat boring and unattractive fair documentation – into a specific artistic practice, couched in the rhetoric of digital manipulation. Using the image as a sort of soft material, HANES rendered the digital files tactile while swiping the content. Eventually, it becomes impossible to recognize the artworks presented in the booths, leaving the pictures as sole option to exude a tension between abstraction and representation.

Make sure to view more images from this project via, HANES website or via Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

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