CLIVE MURPHY & AENGUS WOODS
DIWIF: DEMONIC INTERVENTIONS WITH IKEA FURNITURE
Artist talk and book launch: Saturday, December 13th, 5 – 7 P.M.
Printed Matter, Inc.
Printed Matter and Rawson Projects are pleased to co-host a conversation with artist Clive Murphy and writer Aengus Woods on occasion of the publication of DIWIF (DEMONIC INTERVENTIONS WITH IKEA FURNITURE).
DIWIF explores the relationship between utopian aspirations and our suppressed primitive selves through the convention of the self-assembly manual. Illustrations from visual artist Clive Murphy are paired with text from writer and curator Aengus Woods, mimicking the self-assembly manual to the extent that it takes the form of a fragmentary assemblage of statements, quotations and facts concerning, but not limited to Bauhaus, IKEA, fascism, primitivism, utopia and shamanism.
DIWIF is one of six books published as part of Printed Matter’s Emerging Artists Publication Series. The publication is an edition of 350 copies and is available for purchase here.
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Clive Murphy is a visual artist based in Brooklyn. He has exhibited at Magnan Metz Gallery, New York; Kling & Bang, Reykjavik; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; the Soap Factory, Minneapolis; Creative Time, New York; Tate Modern, London; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai; West Germany Gallery, Berlin; CityMine(d), Brussels and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. He is a founding member of cultural interventionist group PROKON and plays music with The Collected Works Of Lenin.
Aengus Woods is a philosopher, critic and curator based in Brooklyn. A co-editor of Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2010), his writings have also appeared in The Irish Times, The Dublin Review of Books, The Millions and NPR. He is a founding member of cultural interventionist group PROKON and plays music with The Collected Works Of Lenin.
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