a project by Rä Di Martino

“I have been taking note through time of other artists’ works that bear a striking resemblance to ideas I have had and sometimes written in my notebook, but have never done. I catalogued these as: ‘works that could be mine’. More recently, looking at this list I drew a line and wrote a second list called ‘works that I would like to be mine’. I update these lists regularly and read with increasing curiosity the gap between the two; between what you can imagine yourself to be and how you would like to be, the image of yourself and the desire for something ‘other’ at play. I also started to consider what other artists' lists would be; if done in complete sincerity it’s an interesting set of lines and arrows between works seen through the eyes of one artist and how they view themselves. But it also inevitably plays with the idea of originality.”

Lists by COSTA VECE, Zurich, 21-02-2011

works that could be mine:

works that could be mine:

The Atlas Group / Walid Raad
Let’s Be Honest, the Weather Helped, 1984-2007

Darren Almond
If I had you, 2003

works that I would like to be mine:

Richard Serra
House of cards, 1969

Andrey Zvyagintsev
The Banishment, 2006

Piero Manzoni
Socle du Monde, 1961

Darren Almond
If I had you, 2003

Sam Peckinpah
The Getaway, 1972

Andrey Tarkovsky
Solaris, 1972

Pier Paolo Pasolini
Teorema, 1968
Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il Vangelo secondo Matteo, 1965

Emma Kunz
Komposition, Drawings, 1930-1950

Kurt Schwitters
Merzbau, 1920-1936

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Metro Cubo di Infinito, 1965/1966

Fiona Tan
Downside Up, 2002
Countenance, 2002

Susan Philipsz
Pathetic Fallacy, 2008

The Atlas Group/Walid Raad
Let’s Be Honest, the Weather Helped, 1984-2007

Costa Vece, Me as a revolutionary, dictator, guerilla, freedom fighter, terrorist, jesus christ, 2007. Courtesy Galerie Georg Kargl, Wien and the artist