Than Hussein Clark, ‘Nocturne (Five Violet Faced Langurs Bemoan Marinetti's Arrival in Capri to the Moon)’, 2019, Textile Arts, Tarsia, tuplid wood, copper leaf, cold patina, VI, VII
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Than Hussein Clark

Nocturne (Five Violet Faced Langurs Bemoan Marinetti's Arrival in Capri to the Moon), 2019

Tarsia, tuplid wood, copper leaf, cold patina
58 3/10 × 122 4/5 in
148 × 312 cm
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VI, VII

Marquetry, made according to the artist’s design in the Rovereto laboratory which preserves the …

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Than Hussein Clark
American, b. 1981
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Exploring authenticity, gay culture, and theatricality, Than Hussein Clark constructs interiors in order to reveal underlying aesthetic values. His Waves installation incorporates a hand-tufted carpet constructed to look like a gilded stucco ceiling, ornamental bronzes, wooden stools, and painted curtains to impose a spatial and functional reversal on Viennese Neo-Rococo and Japonisme architectures. The intent of such works is to address citizenship, anxieties, aspirations, and aesthetics. Clark has further appropriated aesthetic objects, as in the case of Cancellation: Binoculars, which cuts porcelain vessels by Edmund de Waal into new forms, or Cancellation: Cigarettes, which reconstructs a rare photograph of Henry James into a piece of drug paraphernalia. With authenticity as his raw material, Clark reworks existing objects to explore notions of reality and artistry.

Than Hussein Clark, ‘Nocturne (Five Violet Faced Langurs Bemoan Marinetti's Arrival in Capri to the Moon)’, 2019, Textile Arts, Tarsia, tuplid wood, copper leaf, cold patina, VI, VII
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Marquetry, made according to the artist’s design in the Rovereto laboratory which preserves the technique patented by Fortunato Depero. The textile depicts the landscape of Capri as seen from the Villa Lysis. In the tapestry, the famous house of Count Jacques Fersen, built on Capri’s highest spot, is inhabited by a …

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Than Hussein Clark
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Exploring authenticity, gay culture, and theatricality, Than Hussein Clark constructs interiors in order to reveal underlying aesthetic values. His Waves installation incorporates a hand-tufted carpet constructed to look like a gilded stucco ceiling, ornamental bronzes, wooden stools, and painted curtains to impose a spatial and functional reversal on Viennese Neo-Rococo and Japonisme architectures. The intent of such works is to address citizenship, anxieties, aspirations, and aesthetics. Clark has further appropriated aesthetic objects, as in the case of Cancellation: Binoculars, which cuts porcelain vessels by Edmund de Waal into new forms, or Cancellation: Cigarettes, which reconstructs a rare photograph of Henry James into a piece of drug paraphernalia. With authenticity as his raw material, Clark reworks existing objects to explore notions of reality and artistry.

Than Hussein Clark

Nocturne (Five Violet Faced Langurs Bemoan Marinetti's Arrival in Capri to the Moon), 2019

Tarsia, tuplid wood, copper leaf, cold patina
58 3/10 × 122 4/5 in
148 × 312 cm
.
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