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Declared Void

Young, C; (2005) Declared Void. [Artefact]. Vinyl drawing and text, dimensions variable. Providence, RI, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

'Declared Void' conflates a legal contract with ideas of the performative and with minimalism in art. Through a contractual text on the wall of the gallery, the work invites members of the public to enter into a corner zone of the gallery (delineated by lines) and thereby remove themselves from the jurisdiction and protection of the US constitution. A legal fiction, the work asks where legal territories apply and where laws and human rights are enforceable. The piece has been widely exhibited, including at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, as part of the Performa05 Biennial of Visual Art Performance, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, CA2M, Madrid and the RISD Museum of Art, which also acquired the work.

Type: Artefact
Title: Declared Void
Location: Providence, RI, USA
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.careyyoung.com/works#/declared-void
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > The Slade School of Fine Art
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10030901
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