I first heard about the Venice Vending Machine project in 2011. Curator Marina Moreno distributed a call for artists to submit a tiny art piece, no more than 9cm in diameter, which would be enclosed in a plastic sphere and 'exhibited' inside a life-sized vending machine at the 54th Venice Biennale. I loved the concept and quickly shipped my pieces to the UK where the project was being assembled.
The vending machine installation device interests me because frankly, art fairs (museums and galleries too) can be too serious. Too much head, not enough heart and this project provides a much needed infusion of whimsy into spaces that can sometimes focus on the metrics rather than the delight in experiencing art.Read More