One event on August 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Australian artist Michael Lindeman presents a series of large-scale, text paintings designed specifically for a U.S. audience on display at The Delaware Contemporary. Titled The Creative Act, Lindeman’s exhibition references Marcel Duchamp’s lecture (also titled The Creative Act) in Houston at the meeting of the American Federation of the Arts in April of 1957. “The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.”
The use of text and deadpan humor is central to Lindeman’s practice, facilitating an inquiry into applied cultural meaning, value, and the commodification of art. Of course, the irony is that Lindeman is a willing participant of the commodity culture that increasingly dictates contemporary art.