Coders Reuse Us was and exhibition of 8 new works at NEK: Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Germany that ran from 29.02.20 - 31.05.20. The work consisted of paintings made from everyday clothing, a material that has been fundamental to Farquhar’s practice for over 20 years, where White T shirts were stretched and painted with transparent acrylic medium allowing the paint itself to remains invisible, and thus allowing the folds, wrinkles and necklines in the abstracted cotton garments to take-on and embody the role of the indexical gesture. Urinary catheters, by-products of an ongoing medical condition experienced by the artist, were placed in simple glass vases like blooming tulips to accompany the paintings and created reference to urination and specifically the piss paintings of Andy Warhol. In attempting to disrupt and unsettle the social conventions of the progressive classes and exposing the routines of our everyday lives to undermine our habits of tacit acceptance - the work seeks to reveal and highlight previously unacknowledged realities and thus generate potentials for resistance and resilience.
|Place of Publication||Essen, Germany|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Feb 2020|