Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014

Garden Bench

I sat on this piece of art when I smuggled a picnic into the garden of the Guggenhiem museum in Venice in 2013. It's behind a Kapoor and because its a bench, its easily missed; inevitably you are always sitting on one part of the prose while you read the others. Here are two from the six verses by Jenny Holzer.

2nd verse from 'Garden Bench, 2001' Jenny Holzer

6th verse from 'Garden Bench, 2001' Jenny Holzer

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Selfie with Lenin

It pretty hot in Ukraine in the Summer; as hot as it is cold in the winter. The only shade in Donetsk's Lenin Square, is in the shadow of the monumental statue of Lenin himself. You cannot sit there too long otherwise the police move you on but it was often the place where I met my assistant, translator, producer, all round super woman Yulya Shato during the IZOLYATSIA residency. I am thinking of all my great friends in Ukraine, the world is watching.

Selfie in the Shadow of Lenin, Donetsk, UKR © Richard Ansett 2011

Shadow of Lenin, Donetsk, UKR © Richard Ansett 2011

Selfie with Lenin, Donetsk, Ukraine © Richard Ansett 2011

Monday, 3 February 2014

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Man in Sheltered Accomodation

Image_0049, Man in Sheltered Accommodation from 'The Big Society, 2008' © Richard Ansett 2014
Image_0004, Man in Sheltered Accommodation from 'The Big Society, 2008' © Richard Ansett 2014