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art is nothing

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MAVA

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awake english breakfast

MAVA 2017

First artworks

Events and

people

Water fountain.

1 week

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This is art

MAVA, the Mauvist Movement of Mauvism, was conceived in October 2017 by  conceptual artist Nom de Plume.

100 years after DADA, NdeP rallied fellow Master of Arts students in a bid to start a new art movement to address the pointlessness of art in the current social and political climate.

Initially conceived as having a core of five - or V - members of the Visual Arts course, the early arts were created by two focal artists NdeP and JZZ, although several artists and thinkers were peripherally active.

 

Artwork ‘awake english breakfast’ originated in the canteen at the Bradford School of Art. The piece comprised of a squashed teabag and broken wooden stirrer on a plastic cup. It was reimagined as a work of (conceptual) art, this being achieved by looking at the work, discussing it, adding meaning to it and calling it art. It was then placed the work on a plinth with a covering perspex display case in the MA studio area.

NdeP attempted to spread the manifesto of MAVA by subversive stickering. This was achieved by placing 'This is art' manifesto stickers in various places and monitoring how long they remained in place (or were removed).

Floor work by JZZ

 

MAVA 2017

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Subversive

stickering

Car park barrier.

Still there but rain has washed it to red

lettering

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Light switch in corridor by art college studio entrance.

2 days.

Random places. Nothing exciting.

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Not only did Mauvists NdeP and JZZ experience Jake Chapman talking about - well, everything really; they also encountered Ivor, the chap above.

Ivor was not allowed to take his 'THIS IS NOT ART' placard into the lecture theatre at the art college.

 

Proof, if you needed it, that nothing is art and art is nothing.

Jake Chapman at Leeds Art University

October 2017

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First artworks

Subversive stickering

Events and people

This is art

Stencil print

NdeP

MAVA 2017

Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid

at Hull Ferens Gallery

December 2017

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With the Turner Prize now open to over 50 year olds, it was great to see Lubaina Himid, 63, win the award on December 5. On a college trip to Hull the day after, I managed to congratulate Lubaina briefly while she was being photographed and also photobombed one shot (above).

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Liverpool thing

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