Component 1313

Something from Nothing

21 x 33 x 6cm
flex rose version
steel, spraypaint, coloured A4
 part of a series of components produced for the exhibition Good Conditions
shown at DWM Gallery

These works came about when I was thinking about a holder that could hold the many leftover A4 photocopies I made during my lifetime, one at the time, whilst making more out of the physical and sculptural qualities of a typical sheet of 80sgm photocopy paper.
For the sake of the exhibition, I used a blank coloured paper.

This component forms part of Good Conditions

In Good Conditions, Kris Van Dessel and Tom Van Malderen build upon their previous collaboration Conditions and Opportunities at DMW Art Space in 2017. Together with curator Tram Scawped, the artists continue their quest into the protocols of exhibiting and the mechanism of the contemporary art economy in general. Their previous collaboration at DMW investigated the conditions and opportunities of the ‘art space’ by means of a series of minimal in situ interventions, ranging from subtle modifications of lighting and heating elements to enquiries into the appropriate shade of white for the walls of a white cube. Following up on this expo, 'Good Conditions' explores the application and potential of autonomous artworks as components of a dense art-fair-look-alike constellation. As part of this enquiry, all prices of the works on display are fixed in accordance with the inscrutable laws of the art economy and arranged in an easy-reference component list with accompanying article numbers.