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James Beckett @ T293

PHOTOGRAPHY /

© James Beckett

Courtesy of
The Artist
&
T293

CREDITS /

April 4, 2017

2-TIMES · Art
James Beckett,
The Guinness
Curse
’ @ T293 
— 

...A mélange 
evoking discomfort 
through clash” 

Key themes: 
Speculation,
myth, superstition
and, inevitably, 
pop culture itself. 

Title reference: 
The Guinness 
Curse has been 
a recurring media 
phrase referring 
to the Guinness 
family's high death 
rate; deemed 
pre-destined’ & 
somehow doomed 
to be repeated 
throughout the 
family history. 

The exhibition:
 
Is the Zimbabwe-
born artist's 4th 
solo with T293 in 
Rome, consisting 
of a new body 
of wall & floor 
assemblages — 
using display 
grids, additional 
planes of custom 
printed fabrics & 
tinted glass to 
evoke an austerity 
— making for an 
environment of 
fatality, then 
memorial. 

Process: 
Beckett's works 
are developed 
in a macabre 
museological 
sphere, using 
formal artifacts 
to legitimize 
peripheral 
narrative. 

On view at: 
T293 
— 
Via Ripense 6, 
00153 Roma, 
Italy. 

Closes: 
April 21, 2017.