- Susan Hiller born 1940
- 305 postcards, sea charts and map mounted on 14 panels, books, dossiers and exhibition catalogues and 1 painted wooden book stand
- Support, each: 660 x 1048 mm.
Overall display dimensions variable
- Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund 2012
Dedicated to the Unknown Artists consists of 14 panels, featuring over 300 original postcards depicting waves crashing onto shores around Britain. A large map annotated with each of the locations featured in the postcards is included in the first panel. The title identifies the work as a tribute to the overlooked and forgotten artists who painted, photographed or hand-tinted the numerous seaside images. By making such commonplace objects the subject of a dedicated and extensive presentation, Hiller gives the mundane new status. This work also demonstrates Hiller’s interest in the theme of memory and memorials.
Gallery label, October 2013
- emotions, concepts and ideas(15,768)