Q: Is it possible to regild
the edges of porcelain cups and saucers?
It's an irony of art history that, with this show of sixty- four works curated by Daniel Abadie, director of the Jeu de Paume, the support/surface sloganeering can even play into the hands of cultural guardians - in this case those of the host institution, which seems to be attempting to regild
French art's coat of arms.
Works by Maya Eizin, Lars Hillersberg, Joakim Pirinen, Carsten Regild
, Martin Wickstrom, and Ola Astrand demonstrate how different aspects of Fahlstrom's art have been adopted and developed since his death.
For the last nine years teams of untrained worshippers from the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha in Soho Road, in Handsworth in Birmingham, have made regular trips to the Punjab to help regild
the temple's renowned 200 year-old golden dome.
He also employed Galle to regild
the mounts with matt gilding.
Coventry, city of cars and engineering, wants to regild
its tarnished historical image.
The city council revealed last week it plans to renovate and regild
William Bloye's 1956 group showing the industrial pioneers Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdock, at a cost of pounds 50,000 and then move it across the road to Centenary Square.