Saskia Olde Wolbers «Now That Part Of Me Has Become Fiction»
The construction of conservative models of interpretation always increases in times of political and economic instability. Oversimplified images and representations of the world are produced. Anti-pure shows artistic practices that take firm positions. To be "anti-pure" is a way of life, not an attitude. To be "anti" doesn't mean feeding on the dialectics but being self-generated. Just try, even for an instant, to lift Art out of culture's "globalised" corporate soil where it is vegetating. French artist Bruno Peinado, for instance, claims that "my culture is the creolization, the mixing; the world is a clash of images. I aim at destroying purity." The catalogue has been published on the occassion of the exhibitions in the Kunsthalle St. Gallen (8 May – 27 June 2004, «Now That Part Of Me Has Become Fiction») and the Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL (30 September – 23 November 2003). With a text by Patricia Ellis and an introduction by Stijn Huijts and Gianni Jetzer.
22 x 15 cm, 130 pages, 40 colour pages, gilt edging, leather binding