Allan McCollum, born 1944 in Los Angeles, ranks among the most important representatives of contemporary conceptual art.
From May 23, 2020, the Thomas Schulte Gallery in Berlin presents the charitable project ‘An Ongoing Collection of Screengrabs with Reassuring Subtitles’. The 400 showcased images were selected from a vast archive of screenshots the American artist has been collating since 2015.
When McCollum watches movies and TV shows on his laptop, he takes screenshots of scenes in which a distressed character receives emotional encouragement or support – with the subtitles showing phrases such as, “It will be ok" or, “Don't worry, Babe.”
The screenshots are then printed on canvas in a 22.5 x 40 x 2cm format. Each framed print is a one-off piece of art, and can now be purchased for € 700 excl. VAT.
Thirty percent of all proceeds will be donated to two acclaimed art institutions as a show of support in these difficult times: the c/o Berlin Foundation and the ICA Miami, which has been forced to close its current McCollum retrospective to the public.
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