Geoffrey Farmer
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Geoffrey Farmer (Born 1967) is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver. He creates installations by combining a broad range of elements, to offer a very personal take on the legacies of minimalist art, and uses the exhibition space as a site of phenomenological experience. For Documenta XIII, Farmer produced a gigantic collage made of every Life magazines ever published, approximately 900 issues from 1935 to 1985. With “For Every Jetliner Used in an Artwork”(2006), he presented a video of himself in the same venue, altering his installation outside the opening hours of the gallery. By permanently portraying the exhibition as ‘in process’, Farmer ensured his work with a degree of openness and instability that would otherwise be impossible.

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Artist external links


http://theredlist.fr/wiki-2-351-382-1160-1123-view-canada-profile-farmer-geoffrey.html
http://catrionajeffries.com/artists/geoffrey-farmer/works/
http://www.designboom.com/art/life-magazine-cut-outs-from-1935-1985-by-geoffrey-farmer/


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