Everything will be taken away


Discovered the work of New York artist, Adrian Piper, and her long running series, ‘Everything will be taken away’. Something about this has hit a nerve.  The ambiguity of the sentence is so intense and can be read into so many situations.

Taken from a line by Alexander Solzhenitsyn : Once you have taken everything away from a man, he is no longer in your power. He is free, Piper has explored in a variety of ways how this statement can be interpreted.

The article from Time Out gives information about her inspiration and the way she has used this simple sentence and its reaction.