René Magritte, ‘The Human Condition’ (1933)
Marcel Broodthaers, ‘Minuit’ (1969)
Part of a series entitled ‘Industrial Poems,’ ‘Minuit’ is made of a thermally shaped plastic sheet, making it possible to reproduce infinite copies of the same thing.
Ruth Ewan, ‘We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted To Be’, Folkestone Triennial (2011)
On 5 October 1793 the recently formed Republic of France abandoned the Gregorian calendar in favour of an entirely new model, the French Republican Calendar, which became the official calendar of France for 13 years. Each day of the Republican Calendar was made up of 10 hours. Each hour was divided into 100 minutes and each minute into 100 seconds. Inspired by this historical model, Ewan created new clocks and altered existing ones around the town of Folkestone, Kent to tell decimal time.
Walker Evans, ‘Labor Anonymous’ (1946)
Walker Evans: the magazine work (2014) by David Campany traces Walker Evans’ work as a jurnalist in avant-garde publications as well as mainstream titles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Architectural Forum, Life and Fortune.