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EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED IN LIFE THE POINT IS TO KNOW IT AND TO UNDERSTAND IT

Gillian Wearing (1963 - )

C-type photographic print

1992-3

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© Gillian Wearing courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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  • About the work
    From a photographic series of the 1990s, this photograph by Gillian Wearing depicts one of several members of the British public who she randomly invited to write down what they felt or thought at the moment of asking. The philosophical message displayed here has an air of revelatory self-help, presented cheerfully by a young man. Other works in the series feature a city banker declaring ‘I’m desperate’; and a policeman revealing ‘Help’. Wearing’s works capture the constant hum of emotion and anxiety that lie beneath the surface of ‘normal’ life.
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    Title
    EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED IN LIFE THE POINT IS TO KNOW IT AND TO UNDERSTAND IT
    Edition
    6/10
    Date
    1992-3
    Medium
    C-type photographic print
    Dimensions
    height: 12 cm, width: 80 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented via the Government Art Collection / Outset fund, December 2017
    Provenance
    Maureen Paley
    GAC number
    18734