— Gertrude Käsebier
“‘The Weight’ is a project for ‘Articulate’ show at Victoria Miro by Dramatic Need, a charity that helps children express themselves creatively to overcome past traumatic experiences. The brick wall is a monument to honour young Meine’s story. Each carefully ‘clothed’ brick bears a word or two of her handwriting - “red and white like my school uniform”, she confesses over Skype. Each row of bricks is a line of her text, the wall her testimony and foundation to a more solid future.
Sold individually, each brick like a piece of a puzzle, a piece of her story, is to be passed on in order for the weight and word to be spread and shared.
Sponsored by Brick Development Association, Tom Tailor, Can of Gas, MdeM and Nicolas Lavrov.”
get in me
I’ve become so obsessed with nice bums. Mmmm
Masquerade (1959-1961), Saul Steinberg. Photography by Inge Morath.Photographer Inge Morath and the late New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg engaged in a unique collaboration in the late 1950s and early 1960s by having friends and acquaintances don paper bags drawn with fantastic faces and then posing them for photographs. Morath’s straightforward, reportorial style is the perfect counterpoint to Steinberg’s charming, whimsical masks. The deadpan of the photography, the Paul Klee-like humor of the drawing, and the intriguing anonymity of the figures—we don’t know who they are, but we know exactly who they are—stir a spirit of mischievious charm available in a playful little gift book.