From the series The Baldessari Assignments
Pigment ink print on barytha paper from digital original mounted on aluminium and framed
90 x 112 cm
Edition of 6
After John Baldessari, Reversals, from List of Art Ideas for 1st Class of CalArts, Post Studio (If They Have No Ideas of Their Own from which to Make a Piece), 1970
The American artist John Baldessari proposed a list of “art ideas” to his indecisive students at CalArts in the 1970s. I started to use these ideas as assignments in my own teaching. I saw how much fun the students had doing the Baldessari assignments and thought that I want to do them too. In 2016 at my nomination for the Prix Elysée, I started to use different instructions like Fluxus event scores and Baldessari’s ideas as the basis of new work. The Baldessari Assignments is a still on-going series.