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Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Wed 14 Aug 2013

Maria’s conversation with 3 friends…

Three friends, three perspectives on ‘things’. This conversation (Sunday afternoon, 4th August), like all the conversations I’ve had with visitors to Curiosity, was enlightening. Something particularly interesting happens when talking to people who really know each other’s cherishing/preserving/collecting habits. A lot gets said in what is unsaid.

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Thu 8 Aug 2013

Maria’s train journey to Margate thinking…

Materialism: What is the value of materialism? Do we have a right to own things at the cost of other people’s wellbeing? Who’s affected by what we buy? How much responsibility do we have when we consume? Do we have a choice in how we consume? Why does our desire for things make us spendMore details

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Tue 23 Jul 2013

Maria’s blog 23 July 2013

The missing image I didn’t get a chance to photograph last week: Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes (adjacent to lift on first floor) Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes So far 13 people have given me their time: 4 women working in the arts last week, and 9 this week – 2 women working in the arts,More details

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Wed 17 Jul 2013

Maria’s blog 17 July 2013

As part of my commission I decided to have a Philosophical Inquiry (PI) in the gallery, which was initiated with the question: can art change the world? New questions were posed, and ‘do we all need objects because we are scared?’ was chosen. 30 myriad perspectives on things I’ve been musing over, and things IMore details

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Thu 30 May 2013

Maria’s blog 20 May 2013

Some thinking… I have yet to select one piece, I find many of the pieces interesting aesthetically, and find many of them interesting conceptually but the two interests are not necessarily part of the same piece/s. A dilemma.    

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