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Sands Murray-Wassink
It's Me, 2022
Handmade silkscreen on tote bag made of 100% fair trade cotton 155 gr/m2, 3,8 cm button badge.

Edition of 50.






It’s Me by Sands Murray-Wassink



Horses as symbols are signs of freedom and wildness, and a gender correction since growing up, Sands was told that they were symbols for 'little girls'. After the age of 40, Sands picked up the symbol as a kind of signature or spirit animal, hoping that others could relate to and place themselves in the combinations of text and image.








About the artist:

Sands Murray-Wassink (b. 1974, Topeka, Kansas. Lives in Amsterdam) is a painter, body artist, writer and perfume collector indebted to various forms and permutations of intersectional feminist and queer art, with artists Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke and Adrian Piper serving as key coordinates.

Murray-Wassink's work has been shown most recently at venues including: Auto Italia, London, 2022; Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, 2021; Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, 2021; and mistral, Amsterdam, 2021—all as part of 'Gift Science Archive' commissioned by If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. After studying at the Pratt Institute (1992–94) in Brooklyn, where he worked with Schneemann as his teacher, Murray-Wassink moved to the Netherlands in 1994 for an exchange programme at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Following that, he studied at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (1995–96) and, since then, lives and works with his husband Robin and their cats Betsie and (then/now) Duman.
The primary art materials for Sands are thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviour and relationships and the sharing of information. Everything visual is a trace of energies…

More information about Murray-Wassink:

www.giftsciencearchive.net

www.sands1974.com

www.vimeo.com/sands1974




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>> Clément Cadou, writer, says: I unsuccessfully tried being more furniture, but even that was not granted to me. So during all my life I have been a single piece of furniture, which, after all, is no small thing when you think that everything else is silence.