This is part of an ongoing series, where i am using museum’s facades and photos from museum’s archives, to build fictional realities pertaining to current events. The technique is varied, mainly envolving mixed media over printed digitally manipulated photos. The series is an homage to museums, these unique very dynamic yet meditational places where new connections between seemingly unrelated objets or events are established and where past and present are being woven together to come up with new narratives, questioning the past and imagining the future.
I’ve always sat in awe admiring the great brick facade of the V&A. Little did i know that Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling’s father)started his career as an architectural sculptor at the South Kensington Museum (later renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum) . That wonderful exhibition made it so clear to me that Britain’s greatness like that of the V&A relies so much on cultural diversity.
I was in london the day Sursock museum reopened it’s doors , how exciting ! It must have been so festive and fun to be there! After years of renovation , now it’s up and running and I can’t wait to visit ! That same night I couldn’t help imagining an artist at the reception, rising above all the criticism that was being showered on her by curators collectors patrons and art experts! Few weeks later I came across the below article by a very respectable art critic, where Courbet’s painting was mentioned. What a coincidence! Turned out artist meeting art patron had been done before. The roles of star and supplicant have been reversed it’s true but some artists and hopefully a majority remain as confident and independent as Courbet in The Meeting. The article was a major criticism of the corruption surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach. It is no secret to anyone that corruption has been a major ingredient of the art market.