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Bethan Huws’ screenprint references one of the artists idols, Marcel Duchamp. The stark and simple text is often seen as an allusion to Duchamps’ considered approach to making work. Another interpretation is that the text is a celebratory statement – Duchamps’ artistic legacy has made him one of the most important …

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Since garnering acclaim in the 1990s for a series of subtle architectural interventions in gallery spaces, conceptual artist Bethan Huws has been altering public and private sites, staging performances, and producing films, sculptures, watercolors, and mixed-media works that play with viewers’ perception. Mining her memories and her Welsh identity, as well as the practice of Marcel Duchamp, Huws posits that perception and understanding are premised on a process of translation; in her work, she aims to make this process apparent. By stenciling “FALSE TEETH” onto the windows of a seaside shelter, for example, she effectively transforms its windowpanes into a set of false teeth through the power of suggestion and language. In Untitled (Read, red. . .) (2008), she spells out the words “read” and “red,” illustrating how their meaning shifts and overlaps depending upon how they are perceived.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
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Selected exhibitions
2020
Le Arti 1964-2020 | The Practice of DrawingVistamare/Vistamarestudio
2016
Bethan Huws Culture, Language & ThoughtKolumba Kunstmuseum
OrizzontiVistamare/Vistamarestudio
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Where's Duchamp, 2011

Two-colour screenprint
15 × 18 in
38.2 × 45.8 cm
Edition of 50
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SM
Shapero Modern
London

Bethan Huws’ screenprint references one of the artists idols, Marcel Duchamp. The stark and simple …

Medium

Since garnering acclaim in the 1990s for a series of subtle architectural interventions in gallery spaces, conceptual artist Bethan Huws has been altering public and private sites, staging performances, and producing films, sculptures, watercolors, and mixed-media works that play with viewers’ perception. Mining her memories and her Welsh identity, as well as the practice of Marcel Duchamp, Huws posits that perception and understanding are premised on a process of translation; in her work, she aims to make this process apparent. By stenciling “FALSE TEETH” onto the windows of a seaside shelter, for example, she effectively transforms its windowpanes into a set of false teeth through the power of suggestion and language. In Untitled (Read, red. . .) (2008), she spells out the words “read” and “red,” illustrating how their meaning shifts and overlaps depending upon how they are perceived.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
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Selected exhibitions (3)
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