In 2005, Peter Saville began to play with the notion that in the current climate of mass culture, display meant as much to the idea of art as the object of art. His response to this has been to create a series of card board plinths, available to the public, so the everyday punter can choose what they believe is art. “Accessories to An Artwork,” Saville’s newest exhibition at Paul Stolper Gallery in London takes this premise. Saville picks the objects to sit on his plinths, including work by Hans Ulrich and Jarvis Cocker. Not necessarily the most inspired activity of Saville’s career.
Wallpaper* visited the show, what follows are examples of the basic look and feel of “Accessories to An Artwork”