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it: 'interactive art' can often be shorthand for 'embarrassing art' ("please
climb inside the sculpture and remove your clothes") or maybe, if
you're lucky, some overcomplicated piece of hardware that doesn't seem
to be working the day you visit the gallery.
next couple of months all you have to do is give the Centre a ring at
their Clapton Common HQ and let them know when they can pop round with
a piece from their pretty extensive contemporary collection, which features
Ben Morieson, Oreet Ashery and Markus Vater among others.
As an added bonus you can always purchase the art so you can keep it forever. But, be warned, this isn't like ordering a pizza. You don't get a free sculpture or anything if they don't get to you within half an hour.
Elena Arkell, September 2005
Exhibition: On Demand
RollOnFriday thoroughly approve of anything that allows you to seem cultured without having to do very much, so the latest offering from individual gallery "The Centre of Attention" is right up our street. Tired of having to schlep all the way to some badly positioned gallery just to view art that you don't understand? Then let "The Centre of Attention" bring art to you. On Demand is their latest "exhibition". Call them up, pick a piece from their featured artists and then sit back and wait for them to turn up on your doorstep.
The premise is that art can reach a wider audience if you physically bring it to the audience in question. So a curator from the Centre will pop round and over a cup of tea and a biscuit they'll tell you all about the piece you're viewing. You don't even have to leave your sofa. RollOnFriday recommend "Soul Sculptures" by Markus Vater. Vater himself will come to your house and whilst there will transform himself into a sculpture of your soul. Although looking at some of his previous efforts we think he could be less talented-artist and more complete-nutter. Your home, whenever you like.