Sarah Carne is an artist whose practice is concerned with ideas around status and value, exploring them through inheritance, gender and age. This is currently manifested in the project Line Drawing, an attempt to exhibit 65 drawings of a Yugo 45 car in galleries worldwide. When the exhibiting venues are connected via a virtual dot-to-dot line the phrase ‘I love my Yugo’ will be spelt out, across both hemispheres.
Another long-term project, nominated for the Artangel Open 100, is I’m looking for Barbara. This aims to provide a platform for female artists, active in the 1970s, to step forward, should they choose to, and make their presence visible again.
She has worked on learning projects and in museums and other settings for many years including Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, British Museum and the Museum of London.
Sarahs’ Q & A
What do you like?
Tap dancing, detective stories and crosswords. Now then what was that other thing…oh yes…Yugos!
What don’t you like?
Car drivers and cyclists who make pedestrians nervous. Pink for girls and blue for boys…aaaaaaargh. Being tickled.
What’s the best thing about being an artist?
Knowing that tap dancing badly, lurking round corners wearing a detective’s trench coat and standing on top of your Yugo car are all legitimate ways of spending your time.
If you could have any artwork in your house, what would it be?
The Boyle Family’s Holland Park Avenue Study. Although possibly not the response they intended it was the first piece of art to make me laugh out loud.
What’s your advice for young artists?
There is more than one way to be an artist so stick to your guns.
Sarah’s work http://www.sarahcarne.co.uk
Sarah’s Work for Children’s Art School