neil cummings

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Early March 2020. I could see the Covid pandemic overwhelming hospitals and cemeteries, decimating towns and cities in Italy – news from China was harder to discern – taking hold in Spain where I had just returned from, and forcing governments to implement lockdowns and quarantines. I imagined…


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I assembled a vase for my daughter and her family for Christmas. It's made from a glass light bulb diffuser and cardboard from home delivery packaging. The bulb in my…


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The Cock Constantin Brâncuși 1924

As far as I am aware this is the only surviving evidence, a fading Polaroid image of The Cock I remade from found, cut and…


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In 1992 I had an exhibition entitled Sculptures at the newly-established Cabinet Gallery, in London.

This is from the invitation card:

'The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words…


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I've been thinking about things, how they're imagined, produced and circulate for some time. Living near Brick lane in London, which used to be a vast flea-market, has encouraged me to think about the material underside of consumption.

A flea market connects peoples’ actual needs and…


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I lino-printed my Christmas cards this year

Related to a manifesto I wrote on Generosity, and a text about…


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Many, many years ago in 1991 I made a recycled cardboard version of Pablo Picasso's Still Life of 1914. It was displayed as part of an exhibition entitled…