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Why I love history.
Alejandro Guijarro - Momentum (2010-)
"The artist travels to the great quantum mechanics institutions of the world and, using a large-format camera, photographs blackboards as he finds them.
Momentum displays the photographs in life-size.
Before he walks into a lecture hall Guijarro has no idea what he might find. He begins by recording a blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall is included, the blackboard frame is removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations.
Effectively these are documents. Yet once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Color comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.”
Robert Rauschenberg, Erased De Kooning Drawing, 1953. Recto and verso. “Frame is part of drawing.”
This view of the back of Erased de Kooning Drawing shows the following inscription, written in heavy black: “DO NOT REMOVE DRAWING FROM FRAME. FRAME IS PART OF DRAWING.” A studio assistant added the note at Rauschenberg’s behest, likely just before the work toured with the 1976 exhibition Robert Rauschenberg. The myriad museum, gallery, and shipping labels scattered across the back of the piece testify to its extensive international exhibition history.
Sophie Tottie - Written Language (2009) - Ink on paper
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