Museum Folkwang
Garbage Day
  • The Royal Art Lodge
  • Garbage Day, 2008

  • 300 wood panels and mixed media
  • je ca. 15,2 cm
  • Acquired in 2010 with the support of the Alfred und Cläre Pott-Stiftung
  • Inv. G 598
  • CommentaryIn ›Garbage Day‹, three hundred different painted panels have been strung together in a seemingly endless line, telling humorous, absurd, sad, creepy, or poetic stories. The development of this pictorial series appears to be associatively structured, like a stream of thought over the course of a single day. To foster such openness, the panels were created by the Canadian artists’ collective The Royal Art Lodge rather than by only one artist. The collective was founded in 1996 by Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, and Neil Farber in Winnipeg. The visual language of the frieze oscillates between pure abstraction, illustrations from children’s books, and comics. Following panels with ›BLOOD FLOOD‹ in red lettering are white panels with a red stripe, black branches resembling trees in winter, and black pound signs like the roofs of flooded houses. Vinyl records roll across several panels, black spheres with colorful stickers. Right in the middle there is a chaotic pile of bulky waste, dated items that awaken all kinds of memories.
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Garbage Day
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Garbage Day Garbage Day Sperrmüll
  • Obj_Dating_S: 2008
  • Jahr von: 2,008
  • Jahr bis: 2,008
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 598
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0598
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: je ca. 15,2 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: 300 wood panels and mixed media
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): 300 wood panels and mixed media
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 2010 with the support of the Alfred und Cläre Pott-Stiftung
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Copyright the artist
    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Jens Nober (Detail)
Commentary
Artists

In ›Garbage Day‹, three hundred different painted panels have been strung together in a seemingly endless line, telling humorous, absurd, sad, creepy, or poetic stories. The development of this pictorial series appears to be associatively structured, like a stream of thought over the course of a single day. To foster such openness, the panels were created by the Canadian artists’ collective The Royal Art Lodge rather than by only one artist. The collective was founded in 1996 by Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, and Neil Farber in Winnipeg. The visual language of the frieze oscillates between pure abstraction, illustrations from children’s books, and comics. Following panels with ›BLOOD FLOOD‹ in red lettering are white panels with a red stripe, black branches resembling trees in winter, and black pound signs like the roofs of flooded houses. Vinyl records roll across several panels, black spheres with colorful stickers. Right in the middle there is a chaotic pile of bulky waste, dated items that awaken all kinds of memories.