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‘The Barcode’, a proposal for a European flag, by AMO, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)’s research studio.

Ger van Elk



‘La Pièce’ (1971), by Ger van Elk.

In 1971, Van Elk lacquered a small block of wood (7 x 9,5 cm) white, while on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, just West of Iceland, in the purest air in the world. It was exhibited in the group show ‘Sonsbeeck buiten de perken’. Van Elk considered it a “European answer” to the megalomaniac artworks that American artists like Richard Serra and Robert Smithson were showing there.



Bill Clinton – Antichrist?‘ one of the unsuccessful kickstarter campaigns.

Kickended, a project by Silvio Lorusso, is an archive of Kickstarter’s $0-pledged campaigns.

Kickended is the place where campaigns with no backers live a second life. Free from the pressure of money raising, these retain the purity of abstract ideas.

Patrizio Di Massimo


Patrizio Di Massimo, ‘Tripolis’ (2008)

David Lynch

David Lynch answers a question about ‘Keeping True to the Idea’

John Cage

cage- where r is ryoanji

John Cage, ‘Where R = Ryoanji (3R/17)’ (1992)

Maciej Ratajski

‘An Idea for an Artwork’ (from ‘There Is No Artwork’) (2010) by Maciej Ratajski.

Joseph Kosuth

‘One and three chairs’ (1965) by Joseph Kosuth