OPENING: 27.09.2014 19:00h - Simon Buckley: PAUL SCHOLES (A design for life)

OPENING: 27.09.2014 19:00h

PAUL SCHOLES (A design for life)
Simon Buckley

For The Tip Buckley exhibits just one site-responsive work entitled: 'PAUL SCHOLES (A design for life)' (2014). His characteristically playful approach to the commission sees the surface of the vitrine itself being used as the arena for display, rather than the space which its existence encapsulates (and which has been left conspicuously empty). The work consists of the three opening sentences from the Wikipedia summery of Roald Dahl's 'The Twits' (1979) being applied to the glass of the vitrine in vinyl lettering. The title of the work makes reference to Manchester United's iconic ex-midfielder, Paul Scholes, who, rumor has it, keeps around 40 – 50 animals in his home at any one time.

Although visually somewhat different from many recent works, like all that Buckley produces, this is a work that is designed to activate a complex critical agenda, provoking considerations around the power/inadequacy of art and authorship (his own work included) within the terrain of culture and politics, and the nihilism of trying to find an equivalence of things balanced against a plea for an ethical discrimination between things. It is an approach to creation that is difficult as it is accessible, that is as important as it is irreverent.

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