Outragueous Fortune

Year: 2011
Keyword:Hayward Touring, Photography, Tarot Deck
Publisher:Andrew Hunt, Slim Volume
Location:London, Southend-on-Sea

“‘Outrageous Fortune’ is a new Hayward Touring exhibition, curated by Andrew Hunt, director of Focal Point Gallery, showcasing contemporary artists’ interpretations of the classic Tarot de Marseille deck of cards. Tarot playing cards originated in Italy in the 15th century. Used in most of Europe to play games, in the English-speaking world the tarot is generally associated with divination and fortune telling. A rich source of imagery, it includes such archetypes as The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Lovers, The Wheel of Fortune, and The Hanged Man. For this project, seventy-eight artists, whose work encompasses a variety of formal, conceptual, expressionist, literary or design-based approaches, have been asked to create a card for a contemporary tarot pack. Each artist has been drawn a card randomly, and invited to reinterpret in their own way.” (Andrew Hunt)

We have contributed a new interpretation of the card THE KNAVE OF WANDS.