Artwork of the Day – John Armleder

johnarmleder-1.jpgLiverpool artwork of the day – Tuesday January 30 2007. View of installation at Tate Liverpool by John Armleder.

I should go and have another look at this before it finishes on February 25 2007. I’ve no idea what its about but its fun. Maybe I should go along on Friday evening when the artist himself will be giving a talk.

Artist’s Talk: John Armleder
Friday 2 February, 2007
18.00 – 20.00
The Auditorium, Tate Liverpool
Tickets £6 / £5 (members)

Includes drinks afterwards
John Armleder’s playful and intriguing installation of trees, vegetation, stuffed animals, disco balls, faux log fires and televisions, together with jelly fish motif wallpaper and haunting background music has been in situ in the Wolfson Room at Tate Liverpool since December.

This Friday, Armleder will travel back to Liverpool to talk about this work in the context of his career to date. The artist will be in conversation with Professor Steven Gartside, Manchester Metropolitan University.
This event will also be the official launch of the new Postgraduate Module: Contemporary Curating at Tate Liverpool and will be followed by a reception.


John Armleder’s artwork traverses an impressive range of media – performance, painting, sculpture and installation. In addition to this, he is well known for his extensive work as a critic, curator and expeditionary.

All aspects of Armleder’s diverse career are characterized by a courageousness to take creative risks. In particular, Armleder aims to examine the context in which art is displayed, viewing the exhibition as a medium in its own right. He creates dialogues between disparate objects by placing them within an exhibition context, raising the question of possible equivalences that are created between them when viewed in such a setting.

Born in Geneva in 1948, Armleder studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva from 1966 – 7 and at the Glamorgan summer School in the UK in 1969. He was heavily involved with the Fluxus group and his work continues to demonstrate the preoccupations of these groups by abandoning hierarchies of different artistic genres and objects. Armleder is currently based in Geneva.