WORKS THAT COULD BE MINE & WORKS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE MINE

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 EVA MARISALDI, Bologna, 01-01-2012

Works that could be mine:

Maja Bajevic
Tresses, 2001

Works that I would like to be mine:

Maria Thereza Alves
Seeds of Change, 1999-Ongoing project

Monika Sosnowska
1:1, 2007/2008




Image: Eva Marisaldi, Democratic Psychedelia, 2011, courtesy the artist and Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia