Art History Last Night

Art history often seems to be an interpretation of events that follow each other nicely and chronologically, with proper explanations and reasons for every step along the way. A met B. B painted C to create D. D was collected by E, who brought D in contact with F, who showed it at the Gokumenta in Hassel In 1970-J.

By turning artists into verbs, nouns or characters, this story offers an alternative way of how we can understand art history. What would happen if art history wasn’t a series of dry facts, but instead went out last night and got terribly wasted?

Art History Last Night was originally written for the exhibition Confetti at Small Projects in Tromsø, Norway, in 2013, and turned into a booklet in 2018.

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© 2018
8 pages
105x148mm (A6)
B&W laserprint on dirt cheap white paper
Staple bound
Limited edition