Since the early 1960s, artists have sealed off spaces in galleries and museums as a radical artistic gesture. These uncompromising works confront the viewer to a closed exhibition space, encouraging instead a physical, sensitive, or conceptual experience of each.
These exhibitions are now re-explored at Fri Art. One after the other, they give structure to a retrospective that is written in time, as each work will successively close the exhibiton space, between August 6 and November 19, 2016.
The retrospective's last day will be marked by the re-opening of the exhibition space. Festivities will include the launch of an important multidisciplinary, historical, and prospective anthology dedicated to radical artistic engagement: The Anti-Museum.
An exhibition by Mathieu Copeland.
Edited by Mathieu Copeland and Balthazar Lovay
Co-published by Fri Art and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
In partnership with: KW Institute for contemporary art, Berlin
Release date: November 19, 2016. Pre-order: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the support of:
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Boris Lurie Art Foundation
Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Ernst & Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung
Agglomération de Fribourg
Canton de Fribourg
Ville de Fribourg
Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture
Fondation Nestlé pour l’art
Migros pour-cent culturel
Forme + Confort
Collaud & Criblet