The making of….IRREVERSIBLE’S Story of Joe Parker


Joe Parker / Artist

(Jan 01/ 1943 –   )

Miami, FL USA

Education: Florida International University: Architectural Technology

Joe Parker Studio

IRREVERSIBLE

Peephole (a small opening through which one may view an interior space ) ….

Incredible- this is the only word to describe what IRREVERSIBLE means to me. IRREVERSIBLE is the air that I breathe, what I think of as I go to sleep and when I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about a new project for our next publication.

My search feeds on human contact: there are a large number of events which are permitted to explain themselves through the project. IRREVERSIBLE allows me to be very close to the artist’s life. Human contact allows me to learn and absorb the artist’s narrative, helping me to understand his feelings and what his legacy might eventually be.

This time Joe Parker will take us on an amazing journey. We met him in March 2010 at Arteamericas “The Latin American Art Fair”  (http://www.arteamericas.com/)

The Joe Parker Bicycle Sculpture

Artist Joe Parker "Self Portrait"

Duchamp and his Dadaist associates in the Early 20th century threw all traditional notions of the identity of the artist and of art into disarray. Ironically mocking the Renaissance tradition which had placed the artist in an exalted authoritative position, Duchamp, as an artist, declared that anything which the artist produces is art.

work in progress

For the duration of the 20th century, this position has alternately complicated and undermined how art is perceived but, at the same time, it has fostered a broader, more inclusive assessment of art.

"Bicycle Sculpture"
Artist Joe Parker
Artist's Studio

Chess board

Noor & Alejandro Bicycle Sculpture trial

My ultimate goal is that Irreversible represent a world of freedom. My personal journey is based on achieving a connection through the medium no matter what the medium is.

"What happens when good Barbies go bad" 2004

These works are opening a door for a new IRREVERSIBLE challenge. Please pause to take a look at the incredible Bicycle Sculpture below. A historical footnote: bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide, about twice as many as automobiles.

IRREVERSIBLE is an international art project founded by Norelkys Blazekovic in 2005 to portray how, in recent decades, artists have progressively expanded the boundaries of contemporary art as they have sought to engage with an increasingly pluralistic environment. Curating and understanding of art are likewise no longer grounded in traditional aesthetics.

Artist Alejandro Mendoza

Bicycle Sculpture detail

Our programs include but, are not limited to:

The Irreversible Website , International Cultural Exchanges, Art Projects, Art Collaborations, Video Art (Documenta),

The Magazine and our self-produced and collaborative Art Fairs.

http://www.irreversiblemagazine.com

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Published by: IRREVERSIBLE

IRREVERSIBLE is a multidisciplinary collective for emerging and established artists. IRREVERSIBLE makes buying and collecting art accessible and affordable. Many of our collaborations with artists, galleries and art fairs have succeeded outside of the traditional format, our projects are viewed as one of the most influential exhibitions platform of our era. We have become breeding grounds for cutting edge exhibitions. Our versatility provides a platform for emerging artists giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent, as well as offering more established artists the freedom to play and produce experimental exhibitions. NOOR BLAZEKOVIC Founder/ Publisher Chief Curator

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