MEANING DECORATION MASS
MEANING MASS DECORATION
DECORATION MEANING MASS
DECORATION MASS MEANING
MASS DECORATION MEANING
MASS MEANING DECORATION

Lulu Allison
Huw Bartlett
Chris Smith

Exhibition: Saturday 14th August - Sunday 29th August
Open: Thursday - Sunday, 1-5pm
Discussion Event: Saturday 21st August, 7.30pm
Opening Event: Friday 13th August 7pm

Three artists have been invited to spend a day on site
armed with as many free newspapers as their arms can carry
and a pair of scissors behind the ear.

'One can not renew Art. Art is an invention of the Renaissance which has today refined itself to the utmost degree possible. An enormous concentration was needed to make good works of Art. One could only develop this concentration by neglecting life (as in religion) or to lose life entirely. That is today impossible for we are only interested in life. The whole life of today is in contradiction to the religious anaesthetic concentration of the past. It is quite out of fashion to devote ourselves only to one thing. New life is based upon construction, that is to say: the distribution of strain, the neutralisation of pull and pressure. We too distribute our forces upon all of life. That is real progress. This progress negates exclusive concentration. It can only give instantaneous snap-shots of life. That is the first reason why Art is impossible. Second reason: just as scientific progress, for instance, was suppressed in the Middle Ages by religion and its official today through Art. Instead of religion we have Art. Therewith is all of life poisoned. Aestheticism has infected ans diseased us all. (Yes, us.). One can not touch an article which isn't filthy. If one wants to put a pail upon the ground: immediately the high priest of Art comes to us and says, that disturb the harmony of the street ,or the harmony of the city, or landscape. If one wants to put a typewriter or sewing-machine into the room, then one hears directly from the landlady who insists that one, take this thing away, it disturbs the harmony of the room: Postcards, stamps, pipe tobacco, tickets, pot de nuit, umbrella, towel, pyjamas, chairs bed covers, handkerchief, lamps, stoves, neck-tie... everything is Arty. Let us recheck ourselves with things that are not Art: the bathroom, the W. C. the bathtub, thee telescope, the bicycle, the auto, the subways, the flat-iron. There are many people know how to make such good unartistic things. But they are hindered, and their movements are dictated by the priest of Art. Art, who function nobody knows, hinders the function of life. For the sake of progress we must destroy Art. Because the function of modern life is stronger than art, every attempt to renew Art, (Futurism, Cubism, Expressionism) failed. They are all bankrupt. Let us not waste our time with them. Let us rather create a new life-form which is adequate to the functioning of modern life.'

Theo van Doesburg (30 August 1883 – 7 March 1931)

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