1 an exclusive artwork
“IN 1939, the British government created a manual for factory owners on how to camouflage their buildings in wartime. I looked for this book for a while and found it at a rare book dealer in England. It was included in an exhibition I curated called CounterIntelligence, which looked at the overlaps of military intelligence and the art world in the last 400 years. This is a handmade, hand-stitched reprint of the original book, in which I inserted Charles Baudelaire’s controversial essay In Praise of Cosmetics, an interesting comment on make-up as ethical, defending artifice as morally good as opposed to the violence of the natural world. There were full-page swatches of camouflage in the actual manual, but, in the reprint, I purposefully painted these by hand using lipstick.”
— Artist Charles Stankievech
Artist Charles Stankievech is on Wondereur because influential curators such as Sarah Milroy believe he is important and on the rise.
An original Mixed-Media by Toronto-based artist Charles Stankievech exclusively curated for Wondereur by influential art critic Sarah Milroy.