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René Magritte

month of the grape harvest Rene Magritte

René Magritte, ‘The Month of the Grape Harvest’ (1959)

Alicja Kwade

Alicja Kwade, ‘Nissan (Parallelwelt 1 + 2)’ (2009)

Gregor Schneider

Gregor Schneider, ‘Die Familie Schneider’ (2004)

Die Familie Schneider took place in neighbouring, identical houses – 14 and 16 Walden Street, London. The houses were open by appointment only and visitors – always two at a time – collected the front door keys from a small office on the same street. One visitor entered 14 Walden Street alone, whilst the other entered the neighbouring house.

In each was an identical woman, perpetually washing the same dishes; in each was a child, or a child-like person – wrapped placidly within a plastic bag; and in each was a man in a shower, engaged in a stark and lonely act of masturbation. After a period of ten minutes, the visitors emerged, exchanged keys and entered the second house.

At no time was there ever more than one visitor in each house.

Simona Rota

Simona Rota, ‘Instant village’, Tenerife Island, Canaries (2010)

Pierre Joseph

Pierre Joseph, ‘Jeu de sept erreurs.’ (1995)

A bathroom where seven errors have crept in.

Candice Breitz

‘Factum Kang’ (2009)

and ‘Factum Jacob’ (2010) by Candice Breitz.