Vince Laws is a poet, artist, performer, campaigner. He writes poetry, performs poetry and makes visual poetry, paintings, collage, posters, film, installations and recordings: “As an artist, I define what art is. As a poet, I define what a poem is. If my art can be anything from a painting to a concept, so can my poetry. I am a poem.”
1 September 2011
Vince Laws invites us to Tanya at the Tate... Well let’s be honest, I’ve had my share of shit to deal with this year - but you know what, from shit springs roses! On 21st September I will be sitting in the Tate Modern having my portrait painted by an artist whose work I loved from the moment I first saw it: Tanya Raabe. Tate Curator Marcus Dickey Horley explains. “For the last 18 months disabled artist Tanya Raabe has been working collaboratively with Tate Modern and Tate...
Atos Kills at the Tate
28 September 2011
Poet, artist and campaigner, Vince Laws, has launched a collection of ‘Atos Kills’ funeral cards in the Tate Modern whilst having his portrait painted. The limited edition collection comprises six cards with hand-written texts in black and red biro. ‘Who gives Atos about the sick?’ asks the first. ‘Atos is a French IT company, paid £100 million a year by the government to take benefits away from the sick’ reads the second. ‘Atos Kills' [allegedly]...