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Untitled (ready-to-wear 5), 2015

Acetate on perspex
78 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
200 × 40 cm
About the work
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.

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About the work
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.

Untitled (ready-to-wear 5), 2015

Acetate on perspex
78 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
200 × 40 cm
Other works by Than Hussein Clark