Tuesday, January 18, 2011

warren neidich: education of the eye [cultural centre of belgrade]

[Belgrade artist Marko Tirnanić and  Mr Warren Neidich]

Warren Neidich, American artist and street philosopher in collaboration with local artists and experts from various fields 

Education of the Eye is a two-part project to be exhibited at the Cultural Center of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. Part 1 was created in my studio in Berlin and part 2 in Dafen, China. This work utilizes a rule-based method to emancipate perception from institutional constraints. Unlike the rule based works of Sol Lewitt, in which a similar art work is produced in varied settings and contexts by assistants, this work uses a set of rules to create diverse and heterogeneous art products by singular cultural laborers. Whether this work is carried out in Berlin in the heart of Eurocentric Capitalism or the newly emerging context of China’s Communist state run Capitalism the results of my experiment are the same. The underlying pluripotentiality of our perception of color, its innate variability, residing in the subject is unmasked and released. 

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