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User Image vassiliki_tzanakou Posted: Nov 10, 2017 10:09 PM (UTC)
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Gavin Turk, Vanacular, 2013 (detail). My first curatorial project at the Venice Biennale, at the Gervasuti Foundation with James Putnam. The title ‘Vanacular’ is a pun on ‘van’ and ‘vernacular‘, a metaphor implying the social connotations that the iconic white Ford van of the ‘90s represents in British society.

Turk often recycles famous art historical imagery in order to make contemporary societal correlations. Vanacular revives the classic pop-art technique of silk-screen-on-canvas while referencing the works of its most celebrated exponents Andy Warhol and Robert Raushenberg with his 18 metre long Currents (1970). Inspired by Warhol’s famous Death And Disaster series (1962-3), which were derived from photographs of fatal car accidents taken from newspapers, Turk’s Vanacular comprises a continuous 27 metre long canvas with a selection of Internet sourced images of crashed and burnt-out Ford Transit vans. The expressive shapes of the distorted metal, every scratch as if charged with meaning, also allude to the underlying social tensions that led to the 2011 London riots which some of these images come from. The orchestration of colours enhances this sense motion that in turn effects a transformation or change from the stasis of the crashed vans into a new energy or lifeforce.
Transit Disaster series is not merely a pastiche of Warhol’s famous car crash paintings since Turk replaces the American car with an image of a white transit van, a symbol of a disappearing era of working class Britain. Vanacular also relates, albeit indirectly, to the term ‘Fordism’, the notion of a modern economic and social system based on assembly line system of mass production for a mass market. Turk’s Vanacular represents a visual manifestation of urban unrest, which through continuous clashes and disasters is heading towards a materialistic mutation. #art #contemporaryart #gavinturk #warhol #printing #fordism #capitalism #britain #unrest #curating #venice #vassilikitzanakou @venice.art.biennale @labiennale @gervasutifoundation
User Image vassiliki_tzanakou Posted: Nov 10, 2017 10:07 PM (UTC)
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Gavin Turk, Vanacular, 2013 (detail). My first curatorial project at the Venice Biennale, at the Gervasuti Foundation with James Putnam. The title ‘Vanacular’ is a pun on ‘van’ and ‘vernacular‘, a metaphor implying the social connotations that the iconic white Ford van of the ‘90s represents in British society.

Turk often recycles famous art historical imagery in order to make contemporary societal correlations. Vanacular revives the classic pop-art technique of silk-screen-on-canvas while referencing the works of its most celebrated exponents Andy Warhol and Robert Raushenberg with his 18 metre long Currents (1970). Inspired by Warhol’s famous Death And Disaster series (1962-3), which were derived from photographs of fatal car accidents taken from newspapers, Turk’s Vanacular comprises a continuous 27 metre long canvas with a selection of Internet sourced images of crashed and burnt-out Ford Transit vans. The expressive shapes of the distorted metal, every scratch as if charged with meaning, also allude to the underlying social tensions that led to the 2011 London riots which some of these images come from. The orchestration of colours enhances this sense motion that in turn effects a transformation or change from the stasis of the crashed vans into a new energy or lifeforce.
Transit Disaster series is not merely a pastiche of Warhol’s famous car crash paintings since Turk replaces the American car with an image of a white transit van, a symbol of a disappearing era of working class Britain. Vanacular also relates, albeit indirectly, to the term ‘Fordism’, the notion of a modern economic and social system based on assembly line system of mass production for a mass market. Turk’s Vanacular represents a visual manifestation of urban unrest, which through continuous clashes and disasters is heading towards a materialistic mutation. #art #contemporaryart #gavinturk #warhol #printing #fordism #capitalism #britain #unrest #curating #venice #vassilikitzanakou @venice.art.biennale @labiennale @gervasutifoundation
User Image vassiliki_tzanakou Posted: Nov 10, 2017 9:54 PM (UTC)
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Gavin Turk, Vanacular, 2013 (detail). My first curatorial project at the Venice Biennale, at the Gervasuti Foundation with James Putnam. The title ‘Vanacular’ is a pun on ‘van’ and ‘vernacular‘, a metaphor implying the social connotations that the iconic white Ford van of the ‘90s represents in British society.

Turk often recycles famous art historical imagery in order to make contemporary societal correlations. Vanacular revives the classic pop-art technique of silk-screen-on-canvas while referencing the works of its most celebrated exponents Andy Warhol and Robert Raushenberg with his 18 metre long Currents (1970). Inspired by Warhol’s famous Death And Disaster series (1962-3), which were derived from photographs of fatal car accidents taken from newspapers, Turk’s Vanacular comprises a continuous 27 metre long canvas with a selection of Internet sourced images of crashed and burnt-out Ford Transit vans. The expressive shapes of the distorted metal, every scratch as if charged with meaning, also allude to the underlying social tensions that led to the 2011 London riots which some of these images come from. The orchestration of colours enhances this sense motion that in turn effects a transformation or change from the stasis of the crashed vans into a new energy or lifeforce.
Transit Disaster series is not merely a pastiche of Warhol’s famous car crash paintings since Turk replaces the American car with an image of a white transit van, a symbol of a disappearing era of working class Britain. Vanacular also relates, albeit indirectly, to the term ‘Fordism’, the notion of a modern economic and social system based on assembly line system of mass production for a mass market. Turk’s Vanacular represents a visual manifestation of urban unrest, which through continuous clashes and disasters is heading towards a materialistic mutation. #art #contemporaryart #gavinturk #warhol #printing #fordism #capitalism #britain #unrest #curating #venice #vassilikitzanakou @venice.art.biennale @labiennale @gervasutifoundation
User Image futuracientista Posted: Oct 19, 2017 6:31 PM (UTC)
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É resumo que cês querem? hahaha
Geografia ❤
User Image addendaarch Posted: Oct 18, 2017 2:12 PM (UTC)
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Albert Kahn, view of the principal and lateral façades of the addition to Boiler House No. 103, Half-Ton Truck Plant, Chrysler Corporation Dodge division, Mound and Eight Mile Roads, Detroit, Michigan, 1945-1946.
@canadiancentreforarchitecture archive: PH2000:0219
@chicagoarchitecturebiennial #albertkahn #catalogproduct #fordism #detroitarchitecture #theageofless #technologyofthefantastic
“When I began, the real architects would design only museums, cathedrals, capitols, monuments. The office boy was considered good enough to do factory buildings. I'm still that office boy designing factories. I have no dignity to be impaired.” A. Kahn
User Image utsdab Posted: Aug 29, 2017 9:55 PM (UTC)
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