365 project – the last day today. It has been many things:
1. a project to send out a contemporary art image each day for a year – and which actually took a year and three months, due to holidays, illness, lack of time and lack of wireless connections..
2. a challenge I […]
Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006)
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Lucy Gunning (1964-)
Climbing Around My Room (1993)
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Jem Finer (1955-)
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Jeanne van Heeswijk (1965-)
2Up 2Down/Homebaked, The Anfield Tour, 2012
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John Akomfrah (1957-)
The Unfinished Conversation, 2012
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Doug Aitken (1968-)
The Source, 2012
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Paul McCarthy (1945-)
Complex Shit, 2008
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Superflex: Jakob Fenger (1968-), Rasmus Nielsen (1969 -) and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen (1969)
Liverpool to Let, 2012
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Maud Sulter (1960-2008)
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‘365 days of contemporary art’ (365 for short) was my project, started on 1 June 2011. Each day, for a year, I sent out an image of a contemporary art work and a descriptive piece of text on my website, on Facebook, on Flickr and on twitter @lightsgoing on. I wanted to make contemporary art as interesting and inviting as possible, and this was one way to share and celebrate my favourite artists whilst also imparting some info about them.
Here are the few guidelines I set myself about the project:
1. I will show a range of work covering the last 100 years ie from 1911 to the present day.
2. I will aim to show as diverse a range of artists as possible, covering 46 art movements and those that cannot be categorised… but they will all be artists that I care about and will have something to say about them.
3. All images are to be covered by a Creative Commons licence (see creativecommons.org), and the photographer credited whereever possible.
4. Any feedback welcome.
5252 was a project I set myself; throughout 2013 and 2014, I sent out, via social media and my website, info and an image of a photographer of my choice. I did this to highlight and explore the range of photography that speaks to me, and I say why within each post.