Paper Piece

CR 6. Year 1969

Paper Piece
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    Gerz’ undertakings work in a sharp contrast to the other art actions in the exhibition. They barely offer any formal or spatial appeal, but are rather meaning-markers in a poetic sense. An immediate invitation to become aware of something.

    Peter Althaus 1969. Translated by eCR editors

    Die Unternehmungen von Gerz wirken in einem starken Gegensatz zu den übrigen Aktionen; sie boten kaum einen räumlichen oder formalen Anreiz irgendeiner Art, sondern in einem eher poetischen Sinn Denk-Mäler; also direkte Aufforderungen, sich etwas bewusst zu machen.

    Peter Althaus 1969.

    Categories

    Performance

    Broom, diverse papers
    Duration 30 minutes

    At the exhibition Für Veränderungen aller Art visitors to the Kunsthalle Basel are invited to throw all printed material in their possession on a pile in the middle of the exhibition space. Afterwards, they recover what belongs to them and leave. The paper left behind is swept into a corner.

    Realisations

    Basel 1969

    Bibliography

    I: Darmstadt 1973, p. 64

    Access general bibliography

    My name is Jochen Gerz