Peter Saville and Anna Blessmann’s series of ‘Art Accessories’ are comprised of small acrylic signs that read ‘Object removed for photography’ or ‘Temporarily removed’ for example. Artworks are made redundant and in its place these signs, modelled on those you would see in any museum, are signifiers of artworks removed. They will ‘represent’ art that does not exist, inferring scale and referencing painting or sculpture depending upon their placement, be it on plinths, shelves, or mounted on the wall. Available for sale they will empower the public to become the practitionerand no longer a passive recipient of art. These acrylic signifiers will simulate the environment that the signs would fit into, placed in a living room they transform the space; ‘is it a home or museum?’
Anna Blessmann lives and works in Berlin, London and Milan. Her work has been featured in solo and group shows, including KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and the Kunstmuseum, Bonn. Since 2001 she has worked collaboratively with Peter Saville. Their projects have been exhibited internationally including at Migros Museum, Zurich; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; the 2013 Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli; Gallery Neu, Berlin; Cabinet London and at the 2016 Okayama Art Summit, Japan. Recently her work featured in Atelier E.B. Passer-By in the Serpentine Sackler, London 2018 and in Lafayette Anticipations, Paris 2019.
She launched her clothing label A_Plan_Application in 2018.