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Tim Clark
From March 19th 1979 to March 30th 1979
Some Thoughts on the Questions of Limits in Art / Installation

The proposed installation represents a preliminary attempt to deal with the following question; at what point can work presented as art not be accepted as such, or conversely, what are the foundations upon which we judge works of art? Among some of the predicates that are used in our judgements are; decorative-difficult-new-cliché-minimal / systemic-body and/or narcissistic. Further problems are the private and/or the public domain - the law and/or art, in short, the question of freedom of action. My intention is not to examine, explain, and formulate solutions to each of the listed predicates and/or problems, but more to analyse the foundations of those concepts that affect our interaction with art. The issues are philosophical in nature, therefore my analysis will function from this position : my intention is to try to put forward a method for viewing and understanding the question of ‘Limits’.
- Press release (Optica)

A short printed manifesto came with the installation.