Retrospect: Decommissioned Works
12 July 2023
Whether lovingly released from its material coil in a clear-headed, creative pivot or smashed by a hammer in a manic, self-critical delirium; loaned out, stolen, left-behind or lost; tossed to the curb, thrown into the dumpster, cut up, broken apart, reworked or painted over; whether the destruction was built into its concept or its decay embraced; artists from around the world submitted a spectacular range of decommissioned artworks. These dead, (mostly) treasured works are memorialized here, honored for their part in each artist's creative journey. These works lived a life and existed as an extension of the artists lives.
All things must pass. Gone but not forgotten.