A History of Two Mountains/ One the Original/ Two a Copy/ Both Equally Heavy II

A History of Two Mountains is an exhibition of copies of artworks by Andreas Slominski, Marcel Broodthaers, Urs Fischer and Marcel Duchamp, and where, due to the simple or gestural nature of the work, copies can be made that are ostensibly equal to the originals. This exhibition comes exactly a year after the first installment, which took place at auto-italia south east’s previous space on Queen’s Road.

The title, used for both editions of the exhibition, is taken from lyrics to a song written by the American artist Lawrence Weiner and in the original show this appropriation was one of thirteen fake artworks, exhibited alongside copies of work by Richard Prince (a re-photographed Marlborough advert), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (a lily balancing on a radio alarm clock), Martin Creed (a lamp going on and off), and Felix Gonzalez Torres (wrapped sweets piled in the corner).

A direct response to auto-italia’s current gallery space on the Old Kent Road, A History of Two Mountains II consists of only four works of art which occupy in turn the facade, the entrance, four walls and the space in between:

The Facade: Andreas Slominski, Christmas Decoration for Spring, Summer and Autumn, 2003, aluminium frame, tube lighting.

The Entrance: Marcel Broodthaers, L'Entrée de l'Exposition, 1974, Kentia palm trees. A line of potted palm trees lead the viewer from the reception area around the corner into the main exhibition space.

Four Walls: Urs Fischer, Verbal Asceticism, 2007, wallpaper (inkjet print on paper) on wall. The dark rectangles that line the walls of the largest gallery space are a copy of Verbal Asceticism by the Swiss artist Urs Fischer, itself a copy of another work.

The Space In Between: Marcel Duchamp, Sixteen Miles of String, 1942, one mile length of string.

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A History of Two Mountains/ One the Original/ Two a Copy/ Both Equally Heavy II


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