Artbin

A giant transparent bin made for trash art. Polycarbonate walls 5m high are supported by a steel frame.

Location
London


Artist 
Michael Landy


Location 
South London Gallery

Landy’s installation at the South London Gallery was conceived as a ‘monument to creative failure’. And a further exploration of his obsession with destruction of material goods. 


Art-rubbish was accepted by application only - Michael Caig-Martin, Gary Hume, Gillian Wearing, Damian Hurst and Tracy Emin all deposited artworks from their past which they considered were not worth keeping. The work might be read as a satire on the art consuming mania of the contemporary world. 

15m long, 8m wide and 5m high, the bin was a giant skip with a steel frame structure. Lateral thrusts on the side walls were taken out at the top by a deep edge, acting as a horizontal beam. The walls were made of transparent polycarbonate. 

Artbin

65-67 Peckham Road

London

SE5 8UH

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