ON BUYING AND SELLING: HOW TO "MORALIZE" THE ACT OF BUYING FROM AN AUTHOR’S POINT OF VIEW. BY REMOVING ALL STIMULI, SUCH AS STYLE, NARRATION OR VISUAL SEDUCTION. ALL
THAT REMAINS TO STAND FOR THE ...
Gerz’s work invites the viewer to act as ‘author’. In keeping with the utopian aspect of his practice, Gerz expects the viewer to supply the ‘additional’ content of the work, to ‘undo’ what he, as an artist, has done.Bojana Pejic 1993
Mixed Media Photograph
16 framed b+w photographs, 6 of them with text (red and white vinyl), each 40,5 x 50,5 cm, total 165 x 205 cm, white charcoal, wall text
Visitors of the exhibition are invited to paint with white charcoal on the work.
Stiftung Kunstfonds, Archiv für Künstlernachlässe, Pullheim.
New York 1996. Sydney 1997