‘Grease spot from rubbing chest against wall’ (2012) by Derek Paul Boyle
Leah Capaldi, ‘Allure’
Capaldi sprayed herself with ¾ of a bottle of perfume and travelled around London on public transport.
Cildo Meireles, ‘Southern Cross’ (1969-1970)
Oak and pine cube. Meireles has explained:
Southern Cross was initially conceived as a way of drawing attention, through the issue of scale, to a very important problem, the oversimplification imposed by the proselytising missionaries – essentially the Jesuits – on the cosmogony of the Tupí Indians.
The white culture reduced an indigenous divinity to the god of thunder when in reality their system of belief was a much more complex, poetic and concrete matter, emerging through their mediation of their sacred trees, oak and pine. Through the rubbing together of these two timbers the divinity would manifest its presence.
Marcel Broodthaers, ‘Musée de l’art Moderne, Départment des Aigles’ (1968)
In 1968, the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers created an installation in his house that he entitled the Musée de l’Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles, or Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles. This was a fictive entity in that the museum had neither a permanent building nor a collection; nonetheless, it was elaborated by Broodthaers in about a dozen further installations. Evidence of the museum’s existence (apart from its title) ultimately encompassed specially created objects, films, and art reproductions as well as ephemera such as wall labels and signage.
John Latham, ‘Art and Culture’ (1966-69)
In 1966, Latham borrowed Clement Greenberg’s book Art and Culture from the St Martin’s School of Art library and organised a party at which guests chewed pages from it; the remains were then fermented into mash, distilled and returned in a test-tube to the library.