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British Artist Becomes Garbage Collector


12.21.09 Will Sherman

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In January, artist Michael Landy will reopen South London Gallery as a dumpster for the arts. The British artist, known for pulverizing all his possessions in his 2001 “Break Down,” will curate a collection of unwanted works as a “monument to creative failure.” Over the course of six weeks, Landy’s 2000-cubic foot “Art Bin” will be filled up with the best of the worst art submissions and then destroyed.

Image via South London Gallery