Readymades Gehören Allen
November 17—December 9, 1989

Readymades Gehören Allen

Exhibition view: Readymades Gehören Allen, Esther Schipper, Cologne, 1989. Photo © Lothar Schnepf

Press Release

In 1981 began a new chapter in the story of art, exploiting fictional conventions in order to overturn certain artistic customs. First and foremost among these was the injunction that no exhibit should appear without clear nominal attachment to the artist presenting it. Philippe Thomas décline son identité (1987) and Épreuves d’artistes (1988) challenged this obligation as a mere formality that had become unproductive within the economy and context of artistic practice. Now, the agency...
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