ROMAN VASSEUR, Cursed Commission - detail
ROMAN VASSEUR, Cursed Commission - Pictured installed at East International '06
ROMAN VASSEUR, Cursed Commission - Bequest installed in Council Chambers
ROMAN VASSEUR, Cursed Commission - pictured installed at the Institute of Psychplasmics, Pumphouse Gallery, London, 2008
ROMAN VASSEUR, Cursed Commission - pictured installed at the Institute of Psychplasmics, Pumphouse Gallery, London, 2008

A bequest from the St. George's Estate to it's Local Authority. A unilateral community action.

Inscription:
KNOW OUR POWER. WE ARE JOY BEFORE DEATH. ST. GEORGE'S ESTATE, SHADWELL


Dimensions: 400 x 400 cm
Acrylic paint on ten ply board sections.

 

...the top two floors of the lofty Pump House interior – housing Roman Vasseur's epic Cursed Commission (The Shadwell Bequest) (2006), Amanda Beech's We Never Close (2008) and Diann Bauer's The Insolvency of the Goldwoods Estate  (2008) – work well as an installation in their own right. Bauer's trademark tumescent, swollen, seeping characters leak all over wooden maquettes of 'newbuild' tower blocks suspended from the ceiling, providing the perfect thought-bubble for Vasseur's sacrificial mural depicting the slaying of a 'community' artist. Along with Beech's simmering, incessant and dismembered MTV-style promo, we approach something resembling an appropriately unnerving environment.

Alisdair Hopwood - Art Review, June 2008