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Luke Fuller

Born in 1989 in Spokane, USA
Lives in Portland

Fit to Print. 2011. Screen print on paper. 35,5 × 50,8 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Fit to Print is a series of seven screen prints. Considering themes such as "reality vs. virtuality", "time", and "media consumption", the work functions as a simple gesture of manipulating the front page of the NY Times by adding a single black square. The square, which covers most of the page, leaves only the date, immediately confronts the reader, and subsequently destroys the functionality of the newspaper. It now becomes merely a documentation of time, and an ambiguous illustration—or lack there of—of what happened on that specific day. The square can be looked at as a reference to Malevich, and his use of the ominous shape as a means of "a desperate attempt to free art from the ballast of objectivity". As Malevich was trying to free art, I'm simply trying to free the reader from the consumption of today's media in an effort to question the importance of the media’s role in our contemporary society, as well as to evoke the negative consequences that can occur as a result of mass media consumption.

Luke Fuller

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.