Andreia Alves de Oliveira

United Kingdom

The Politics of the Office in several

     Inadequate Introductory Systems

In this artist presentation on the subject of writing statements about visual art works, I will read and reflect on excerpts from the several different introductions I have written during the course of the year that followed the Viva, pitching that very same work to curators, galleries and publishers, presenting it in conferences, talks and competitions, and on my own portfolio. The effect is at times comic, but most of all it betrays an underlying anxiety about the role of language within visuality, which I think is some sort of untamed beast running wild among artists – if I may use the image.