Gummbah5 Nov 2009 / Artist Talk@Nest
The Gummbah cartoon from the second of November 2009: a clown studies an artwork on the wall. It consists of a white canvas with a black stripe. The clown adresses an official looking person saying: “You can’t say he didn’t try his admost stinking best”.
It is a typical Gummbah, a sumup of several absurdities in which not just a joke is made but also where a small story is being told commenting on the behaviour of modern man.
It fits nicely with Notes on Narratives, a project in which exhibiting artists tell an unfolding story in one scene or image. Nothing gets overly explained; the image suggestsand steers its audience without setting boundaries of perception.
This program is part of Notes on Narratives