Thursday, 7 October 2010
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Here and There... 1979–2006
Slide projectors with pendulum, text, vase and glass corner table and furniture designed by Marcel Breuer for Isokon
Courtesy the artist and Cabinet, London
Installation View © Tate 2006
Born post-war Paris
1968–1970 The Slade School of Fine Art, London
1965–1968 Camberwell School of Art, London
1963–1965 Ealing School of Art, London
He also does this....
And has published a book about 'The World of Interiors'
During the 1970s, Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s approach to performance, at a time when the norm was a more or less a political or corporeal engagement, was a lighter, more poetic concern with impermanence and evocation. His early performances were opportunities for spectators to negotiate their relation to art, and to reflect on their own position. More recent installations bring together “choreographed” interior spaces with wall papers, prints and furniture, blurring the lines between craft and fine arts, design and art object.
This publication takes the form and layout from an issue of The World of Interiors magazine, the same issue in which the artist appeared in his South London apartment. A montage of the artists prints, collages, installation images and texts inserted into and laid over the original publication.