Code Duello (book)

2013, 23.4 × 15.8 × 1.8cm, 264 pages + gatefold cover, Offset printed book in three colours, available in a first edition of 500.

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Commentary

In 2012 whilst on a residency at Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn (NL) Meadley and Farrar carried out a duel with artworks. Guided by a found duelling rule book, they sealed themselves inside a purpose built Render Room, and took it in turns to call out an artwork, or in some cases, progression of artworks in retaliation to each of their attempts to finish the fight and silence the other. In the immediate aftermath of the fight, fifty conceptually completed works were registered by their titles and descriptions and distributed as a limited edition poster. Out of the confrontation came 50 conceptually complete works (25 each).

In 2013 Johannes Breyer agreed to corroborate these events with a publication that would re-imagine the duel from several perspectives. To that aim the works are examined in sequence, an account of the artist’s experience is transcribed and supported with an appendix of images, and Rudi Fuchs proposes a precedent in Raphael and Sebastiano del Piombo’s paintings for Narbonne Cathedral. This publication preceded the actualisation of the duel which was given its exhibition in 2014.

An archive for the Code Duello project can be visited here.

exhibitions

Lajevardi collection, 2015, Tehran, IR. The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), The Tetley, Leeds, UK. Code Duello book launch, 2013, San Serriffe, Amsterdam, NL.

Alex Farrar
Born 1986, Leeds
Lives and works in Amsterdam and London

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☞ 13.9.19 – 9.10.19 [solo exhibition] The exhibition will be titled after its installation, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
☞ 27.9.19 – 26.10.19 [solo exhibition] The exhibition will be titled after its installation, SE8, London
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☜ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 [award/grant] For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund
☜ 15.2.19 – 31.3.19 [solo exhibition] Ecstatic, darkling with lofty, fumble/ Reverie, angst, bumble and grumble/ Lucid, limned with Rubin’s cornice and fifteen-odd semblable stumps, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☜ 5.3.19 – 31.3.19 [group exhibition] Double Negative, @ChaShaMa, NYC, New York, curated by Darling Green
☜︎ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 [solo presentation] Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Rotterdam
☜︎ 11.9.18 – 14.3.19 [guest artist-teacher] Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☜︎ 25.8.18 – 28.10.18 [residency/duo exhibition] Being as Becoming, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with Philippine Hoegen, curated by Freek Lomme
☜︎ 10.5.18 – 23.6.18 [group exhibition] British Summer Time, Copperfield, London with Larry Achiampong, Ewa Axelrad, Joe Fletcher Orr, Rowena Harris, Jasleen Kaur, littlewhitehead
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