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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Real object
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Fujiwara; Statens Kunstråd (Denmark),; Office for Contemporary Art Norway,
OCLC Number: 701474307
Notes: "Artist object: Paper place mat. "Scribbles, Dribbles, Nibbles " by Simon Fujiwara."--The Collectors checklist.
Title appears on place mat as Prototype design for an ideal desk for an erotic novelist
Transcription: "Ristorante Sapori d'Italia. Piazza San Marco 403, 30124 Venezia. Prototype Design for an Ideal Desk for an Erotic Novelist. Sexy Features. 1) Clean Minimal form: - No historic associations. - Amoral / non-Christian. - Easy to spot dirt & stains. 2) Glass Surface: - Reflective, Narcissistic. - Wipe - clean. - shiny / seductive. 3) 'Natural' wood materials: - Primitive, primal, primeval, primordial. - hut-like, instinctive base. - Adam and Eve.
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition held in Venice, at the Danish and Nordic Pavilions, for the 53rd Venice Biennale, June 7-Nov. 22, 2009.
"La Biennale di Venezia. 53. esposizione internazionale d'arte. Partecipazioni nazionali."
Simon Fujiwara. Desk job. "The protagonist here was the fictional inhabitant of the Nordic pavilion: a writer attempting to complete an erotic novel based on his life. A typewriter sits in the middle of a desk surrounded by a litter of screwed up paper, notes typed on file cards, and reference photographs of architectural details, erotic sculpture and gay pornography. Copies of the one-page synopsis of the novel are stacked on the desk, setting the fictional parameters as it describes the novelist's thwarted attempts to write, his ultimate seclusion and his indulgence in clandestine sexual activities inspired by and in defilation of the building's sleek Modernist architecture. The synopsis ends with the first line of the novel: A novelist is living in an exquisitely crafted modernist house, a line we see typed on the sheet of paper in the typewriter. Add to this the fact that the desk takes the form of Sverre Fehn's pavilion itself and you'll see something of the taut circularity that defines Fujiwara's practice. Coincidence is embraced and even the weakest of interpretations is indulged, as elements come together in hermetic circular narratives so tightly woven as to become almost suffocating."--Kirsty Bell, June/August Frieze.
"The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication and a guide book to the pavilions. The publication will consist of a printed canvas bag containing collectibles selected by the participating artists and invited writers, and will extend the theme of collecting into fields beyond those approached in the exhibition."--The Collectors website.
Description: 1 print : color ; 29.3 x 42 cm, folded to 29.3 x 21 cm
Other Titles: Collectors, artist object, paper place mat.
Collectors, Danish and Nordic Pavilions, 53rd Venice Biennale : the publication.
Prototype design for an ideal desk for an erotic novelist
Collectors : Danish and Nordic Pavilions, 53rd Venice Biennale : the publication.

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