HAND SHOW - THE KEY TO ART (?)
EXHIBITION FEB. 11 - AVRIL 10, 2022
6 PM - 8 PM
© Robert Filliou, Hand Show, The Key to Art (?) exhibition view Brigitte March ICA 2022
© Robert Filliou, Hand Show, 1967, exhibition view Brigitte March ICA 2022
Photos of Scott Hyde
The Key to Art (?)
It has occured to me that the key to art may well
consist in learning the significance or meaning of each
part, line, marking and shape of the artists' hands.
As a group, artists have many things in common
distinguishing them from other groups
(the military, for example).
However, if you observe individual artist's hands you
will soon see vast differences. You will notice that
some are large, some small, also that some are stiff,
others supple. Proceeding carefully with interpretations
finding an indication here, another there, you may
from our own judgement about their art without
intermediary interpretation by critics.
With this mind, Scott Hyde, the photographer
and I have asked and obtained the collaboration of
22 American and foreign artist.
We photographed the hands of:
Arman, Ayo, Mark Busse, Pol Bury, John Cage,
Christo, Jasper Johns, Dick Higgins, Red Grooms,
Alain Jacket, Robert Breer, Ray Johnson, Alison Knowles,
Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson McLow, Marisol, Claes
Oldenburg, Benjamin Patterson, Takis, Andy Warhol,
Robert Watts, Emmett Williams,. Our own hands
are included, for a total series of 24.
© Robert Filliou 1967
Robert Filliou, exhibition views Brigitte March Gallery, 2022
artist, poet, tinkerer, inventor. Robert Filliou sees art as an exchange and the works are proposals because -
"art is what makes life more interesting than art". He goes on to say, "It doesn't matter if art doesn't exist, the important thing is that people are happy".
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