French Wall # 9

CR 523. Year 1971

Autoportrait French W9 Jochen Gerz Cr 523 Web

    … We can see each of Gerz' work as a kind of self-portrait, a renewed skeptical positing of the definition of his identity and a confrontation with the inner "other", which activates structures of existence the underlying code of which he cannot reach. The skepticism frustrates the definition of the self's identity each time anew, and at the same time weaves the web of both artistic and his private existence.

    Mordechai Omer 1995


    French Wall

    Photographic opaque, 4 b/w photographs, white cardboard, black adhesive cloth tape, acrylic glass, wooden frame, 44 x 54 cm

    See also the performance Selfportrait (27) and other Jochen Gerz selfportraits: 45, 109, 523 and 674 

    Kunstmuseum Bonn


    Karlsruhe 1975 (Duisburg 1975/1976. Braunschweig 1976). Bonn 1982. Tel Aviv 1995. Nürnberg 1996/1997 (Düsseldorf 1997. Saint-Etienne 1997). Bonn 2001


    I: Karlsruhe 1975, pp. 87, 145. Tel Aviv 1995, p. 16. Düsseldorf 1997, pp. 29-31

    II: Red. 6, 1975

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