SEEN IN THE SHOW "MAKE YOUR OWN LIFE" AT ICA PHILADELPHIA, APRIL - JULY 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make Your Own Life, 2006. Shopping bags and receipts.

"Merlin Carpenter asked the ICA Philadelphia, the original venue for this exhibition, to provide him with $4,000 cash. After some difficulty this was handed over a few days before the show opened. Neither the curator nor the ICA were told what the money was for. The artist then went on a wild shopping spree enjoying luxurious goods and services, with only the receipts and empty shopping bags exhibited. This project had nothing to do with Cologne."

"MAKE YOUR OWN LIFE: Artists In & Out of Cologne" was curated by Bennett Simpson. It toured to Toronto, Seattle and Miami.

 

 

 
       
     
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