John Wood and Paul Harrison / Works

Exhibition view: Everything is Black and White, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2021
Exhibition view: Everything is Black and White, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2021
Exhibition view: Everything is Black and White, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2021
Exhibition view: Everything is Black and White, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2021
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Ream, 2017. 500 pieces of paper, 500 inkjet photographs. 6 x 29.7 x 21 cm
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Ream, 2017. 500 pieces of paper, 500 inkjet photographs. 6 x 29.7 x 21 cm
John Wood and Paul Harrison, White fire extinguisher, 2018. Fire extinguisher, oil paint. 60 x 20 x 20 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, White fire extinguisher, 2018. Fire extinguisher, oil paint. 60 x 20 x 20 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 3 paint trays, 2019. Paint trays, oil paint. 30 x 40 cm (each). Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 3 paint trays, 2019. Paint trays, oil paint. 30 x 40 cm (each). Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 2 balls of string, 2015. Cotton string. ø 7 cm (each)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 2 balls of string, 2015. Cotton string. ø 7 cm (each)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Sheep Entertainment, 2012. 102 cast toy sheep. Variable dimensions
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Sheep Entertainment, 2012. 102 cast toy sheep. Variable dimensions
John Wood and Paul Harrison, This is a Projection (projector version), 2019. Slide projector, 35 mm slides. Variable dimensions
John Wood and Paul Harrison, This is a Projection (projector version), 2019. Slide projector, 35 mm slides. Variable dimensions
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Tilt Painting (9 degrees), 2021. Oil paint on plywood panel. 91 x 61 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Tilt Painting (9 degrees), 2021. Oil paint on plywood panel. 91 x 61 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Storage solution (brackets), 2018. 10 shelf brackets. 36 x 5 x 3 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Storage solution (brackets), 2018. 10 shelf brackets. 36 x 5 x 3 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 6 orange chairs, 2018. Chairs, oil paint. 6 x (74 x 51 x 50 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 6 orange chairs, 2018. Chairs, oil paint. 6 x (74 x 51 x 50 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Orange plastic chair, 2016. Permanent marker on paper. 100 × 70 cm
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Orange plastic chair, 2016. Permanent marker on paper. 100 × 70 cm
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Broken Chair, 2016. HD / Single channel, tripod and projector. 15”
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Broken Chair, 2016. HD / Single channel, tripod and projector. 15”
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Projected Screen, 2019. Slide projector and slides. Variable dimensions
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Projected Screen, 2019. Slide projector and slides. Variable dimensions
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 90 Degree Drawing series, 2013. Permanent marker pen on paper. 4 x (100 x 100 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 90 Degree Drawing series, 2013. Permanent marker pen on paper. 4 x (100 x 100 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 90 Degree Drawing series, 2013 (detail).Permanent marker pen on paper. 4 x (100 x 100 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 90 Degree Drawing series, 2013 (detail).Permanent marker pen on paper. 4 x (100 x 100 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, from the series Some Words, Some More Words, 2009. Giclee print. 90 x 70 cm
John Wood and Paul Harrison, from the series Some Words, Some More Words, 2009. Giclee print. 90 x 70 cm
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Storage solution 2, 2014. Extension cable. 15 x 37 x 27 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Storage solution 2, 2014. Extension cable. 15 x 37 x 27 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, A film about the city, 2015. Plywood and mixed media 10 tables. 10 x (100 x 200 x 120 cm). Exhibition view: Other plans, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2017
John Wood and Paul Harrison, A film about the city, 2015. Plywood and mixed media 10 tables. 10 x (100 x 200 x 120 cm). Exhibition view: Other plans, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2017
John Wood and Paul Harrison, A film about the city, 2015. Plywood and mixed media 10 tables. 10 x (100 x 200 x 120 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, A film about the city, 2015. Plywood and mixed media 10 tables. 10 x (100 x 200 x 120 cm)
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 2 dimensional drawing, 2016. Pencil on paper. 29.7 x 42 cm
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 2 dimensional drawing, 2016. Pencil on paper. 29.7 x 42 cm
Exhibition view, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Love song, Vera Cortês Art Agency, 2014
Exhibition view, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Love song, Vera Cortês Art Agency, 2014
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 13 assassinations, 2013. DV, single channel, 16:9, 7’ 00”
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 13 assassinations, 2013. DV, single channel, 16:9, 7’ 00”
John Wood and Paul Harrison, England 1976, 2013. 1/35th scale tennis court (resin, wood, steel table legs, mixed materials). 80 x 100 x 60 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, England 1976, 2013. 1/35th scale tennis court (resin, wood, steel table legs, mixed materials). 80 x 100 x 60 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, England 1976, 2013 (detail). 1/35th scale tennis court (resin, wood, steel table legs, mixed materials). 80 x 100 x 60 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, England 1976, 2013 (detail). 1/35th scale tennis court (resin, wood, steel table legs, mixed materials). 80 x 100 x 60 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Car / Wall, 2012. Toy car. 9 x 4 x 3,5 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Car / Wall, 2012. Toy car. 9 x 4 x 3,5 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Light/Switch, 2019. Oil stick and oil paint on  paper. 260 x 300 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Light/Switch, 2019. Oil stick and oil paint on  paper. 260 x 300 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Exit sign, 2019. Oil stick and oil paint on  paper. 260 x 300 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Exit sign, 2019. Oil stick and oil paint on  paper. 260 x 300 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Blue desk, 2019. Wooden desk coloured with blue ink (biro). 70 x 56 x 56 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Blue desk, 2019. Wooden desk coloured with blue ink (biro). 70 x 56 x 56 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Storage solution (ladder), 2018. Wooden ladder. 100 x 30 x 30 cm. Unique
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Storage solution (ladder), 2018. Wooden ladder. 100 x 30 x 30 cm. Unique

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Bio

John Wood (b.1969, Hong Kong) and Paul Harrison (b.1966, Wolverhampton) make things that move and things that don’t, things that are flat and things that are not, things that are mildly amusing and things that are definitely not. They make works that form a kind of reference manual for how to do, make, build, or draw things that you probably never want to do, make, build, or draw. They do it for you. Even though you don’t need them to. This attempt to compile an encyclopaedia of the everyday, started in 1993 after they met at art college.

Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Bored’, Gallery Cristin Tierney, New York (2021); ‘Words Made of Atoms’, Gallery von Bartha, S-chanf, Switzerland (2020); ‘As logical as possible’, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany (2017).

Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Fresh Window’, MUDAM, Luxemburg (2019); ‘On Struggling to remain present when you want to disappear’, OCAT Museum, Shanghai, China (2018); ‘[Re]construct’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2017).

Selected solo museum shows: CAMH, Houston, USA; Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Frist Centre, Nashville, USA; Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland; Chateau de Rochechouart, France; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.

Selected group shows:  ‘Art Now’, Lightbox, Tate Britain, London; ‘Slapstick’ Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany; ‘Private Utopia’ British Council Touring, Japan; ‘Super 8’, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; ‘Open Space’, ICC, Tokyo, Japan; ‘Mardin Bienali, Mardin, Turkey; ‘Made in Britain’, British Council Touring, China; ‘Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; ‘You’ll never know’, Hayward Gallery Touring, UK; ‘New British Video’, MoMA, New York, USA.

Selected screenings: MoMA, Queens, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; National Theatre, London.

Selected collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Arts Council Collection; British Council Collection; Centre Pompidou Collection; FNAC, France; Government Art Collection; Kadist Foundation, Paris; Ludwig Collection, Aachen.

John Wood (Hong Kong, 1969) e Paul Harrison (Wolverhampton, 1966) fazem coisas que se movem e coisas que não se movem, coisas que são planas e coisas que não são, coisas que são ligeiramente divertidas e coisas que definitivamente não são. Fazem obras que formam uma espécie de manual de referência sobre como fazer, criar, construir, ou desenhar coisas que provavelmente nunca se vão querer fazer, criar, construir, ou desenhar. Eles fazem-no por si. Mesmo que não precise delas. Esta tentativa de compilar uma enciclopédia do quotidiano começou em 1993, depois de se conhecerem na faculdade de artes.

Entre as exposições individuais recentes incluem-se: ‘Bored’, Gallery Cristin Tierney, Nova Iorque (2021); ‘Words Made of Atoms’, Gallery von Bartha, S-chanf, Suíça (2020); ‘As logical as possible’, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Alemanha (2017).

Exposições colectivas recentes incluem: ‘Fresh Window’, MUDAM, Luxemburgo (2019); ‘On Struggling to remain present when you want to disappear’, OCAT Museum, Shanghai, China (2018); ‘[Re]construct’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2017).

Selecção de exposições individuais em museus: CAMH, Houston, EUA; Mori Museum, Tóquio, Japão; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Reino Unido; Frist Centre, Nashville, EUA; Kunstmuseum Thun, Suíça; Chateau de Rochechouart, França; Ludwig Museum, Budapeste, Hungria.

Selecção de exposições colectivas: ‘Art Now’, Lightbox, Tate Britain, Londres; ‘Slapstick’ Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Alemanha; ‘Private Utopia’ British Council Touring, Japão; ‘Super 8’, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; ‘Open Space’, ICC, Tóquio, Japão; ‘Mardin Bienali’, Mardin, Turquia; ‘Made in Britain’, British Council Touring, China; ‘Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain’, Whitechapel Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra; ‘You’ll never know’, Hayward Gallery Touring, Reino Unido; ‘New British Video’, MoMA, Nova Iorque, EUA.

Selecção de projecções: MoMA, Queens, Nova Iorque; MOCA, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, Londres; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Moderna Museet, Estocolmo, Suécia; De Appel, Amesterdão, Holanda; National Theatre, Londres.

Colecções seleccionadas: Museu de Arte Moderna, Nova Iorque; Tate, Londres; Colecção Arts Council; British Council Collection; Centre Pompidou Collection; FNAC, França; Government Art Collection; Kadist Foundation, Paris; Ludwig Collection, Aachen.

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