Christian Newby


Space In Between is delighted to present TETRACONTAMERON – an exhibition of new work by Christian Newby with Ana Martínez Fernández and Drew Liverman. TETRACONTAMERON focuses on a 14th Century Italian text The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio, in order to re-establish a practice of artistic or literary common property and open source usage across the artworks displayed. Investigating notions of authorship and the production of surpluses of creative content from existing works of art, the exhibition addresses works that have in their own right been taken directly from the text, such as Botticelli’s quadriptych depiction of the story of Nastagio degli Onesti and Pasolini’s film Il Decameron.