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Bonita Bub, Installation view All This Will One Day Be Yours Sweethearts (Dies alles, Herzchen wird einmal dir gehören), Acrylic on marineply and formply with piano hinges, dimensions variable, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney 2012, Photography by Lucy Parakhina
"All This Will One Day Be Yours, Sweetheart" is the encompassing title for the MFA studio and theory project. It is taken from an early one-evening only exhibition of minimal and conceptual artworks in Germany in the late 1960s. At the time, German dealer Paul Maenz ironically uses the phrase to invoke the question of "inheritance" for this generation of seminal artists. In a later essay, Maenz says the title is meant to ironically invoke the familiar scene where the "Lawrence of Arabia" figure shows his heir the vast plains, which he may one day inherit. But, in the case of Maenz, and arguably in contemporary art as well, it seems the field is all the more slippery.
Boettger, Suzaan. “The Lost Contingent: Paul Maenz’s Prophetic 1967 Event and the Ambiguities of Historical Priority”. Art Journal 62 (2003): 34-47. Accessed September 10, 2010. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3558468.