Thursday, 14 September 2006

BOOK: BUN Potential


The day before we flew to Berlin. Pages 6-7 ready to print


The final pages


I will one day write about the printing of the Bun Book. In the meantime, I would like to thank Michael Wedgwood and Eddie Farrell for their advice and continued support when myself and Patrick were working on BUN Potential, Michael Schönke at the BBK, Berlin, for his advice, support and making us feel at home during the printing process, and of course Bruce McLean and Jim Moyes in helping make the Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale (and BUN Potential nearly) happen.


"The Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale came about through a conversation
sometime in the Spring of 2005 with two former Slade School of Fine Art
students, The Ketchup Boys, Paul Carr and Patrick Loan, about placing work
in the world.

In 1978 I had a conversation with Braco Dimitrijevic about the Barnes Biennale,
the first international exhibition of modern art in Britain to take place in houses
in the Barnes area. The International Pavilion would have been in Riverside
Studios, Hammersmith, and the main show would have taken place in a series
of houses/pavilions around Barnes. For example: a Swiss family living in Barnes
would host a Swiss artist and a British household would host a British
representative, etc.

This idea was taken up by a Belgian curator sometime in the late
1980s; the title of the exhibition was ‘Chambre de Lit’.

The basic idea for the show never went away and knowing a few people in the
Barnes area I suggested [to the Ketchup Boys] that we make the Bun
Architecture Biennale in Barnes, SW13. The fact that Kurt Schwitters lived in
Westmoreland Road in Barnes and then moved to Westmoreland, Cumbria,
seemed appropriate."
Bruce McLean, Spain (2006)

Monday, 4 September 2006

A Pavilion for Paintings of Bun Pavilions

Paul Carr and Patrick Loan
London Fields, London, E8

Paintings by Paul Carr of pavilions for the Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale.
Special thanks to Jim Moyes for the kind use of his studio nearby.

 

The Bird Feed Bun Pavilion Painting

Geodesic Bun Pavilion Painting

Residential Bun Pavilion Painting