Art: Who Wore It Better blog joins the conceptual dialogue about originality

Date
11 July 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

The debate over originality has long been an obsession in the cultural sphere– from finding out that your mate in Year 2 is using the same colouring pencils as you right through to Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans and Brillo Pad Boxes, and Shakespeare allegedly “borrowing” his play ideas from Christopher Marlowe. So a blog that takes these ideas of re-appropriation and semblance is more or less timeless in its relevance. Who Wore It Best might well be in it for the long haul, then, with their ongoing visual research project which considers common practices in art and design.

Working under a title that plays with the tabloid trend for brutally comparing pairs of celebrities caught wearing similar outfits, the site “was created to promote formal and conceptual dialogue over originality,” which it does, albeit in a non-judgemental way. Instead it becomes a voice in a centuries-long conversation about the perpetual reinterpretation of ideas, which, essentially, is what all creative brains slip into.

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Who Wore It Better: Mathieu Heamekers Impossible Triangle & Brian McKay and Ahmad Abas Impossible Triangle

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Who Wore It Better: Monika Sosnowska Door & Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset Powerless Structures

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Who Wore It Better: Sanna Helena Berger Lydia Slack & Bert Stern Turquoise and Diamond choker

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Who Wore It Better: Martin Puryear Ladder for Booker T. Washington & Ezra Orion Ma’alot

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Who Wore It Better: Julia Fullerton-Batten & Hellen Van Meene

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Who Wore It Better: Olafur Eliasson Umschreibung & Michel de Broin Revolutions

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Who Wore It Better: Ichwan Noor Beetle Sphere & Lars-Erik Fisk Volkswagen Ball

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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