Sol Lewitt, ‘All ifs ands or buts connected by green lines’ (1973)
Li Mu, ‘Selling his 2020 year’ (2009)
The artist proposed to a collector that he collects all the work that he, the artist, will produce in 2020 (even though it’s hard to tell what his work will be like in 10 years). The price of these 2020 works is 300.000 RMB. Through a legal agreement, the artist guarantees to the collector that he will produce no less than 6 works in 2020 (and all editions will belong to the collector). The artist also guarantees that, after 10 years, the value of his work will be at least double the price of what the collector would pay today.
Roman Ondák, ‘Fluid Border’ (2009)
Transparent hose, water pump, glass container, water.
Alan Fertil & Damien Teixidor, ‘Model for a fountainhead’ (2012)
mixed media. 290×290 cm
‘Preservation of Ikea tea-cup’ (2005) by Maarten Vanden Eynde
When the Ikea catalogue became the most printed book in human history (beating the bible for the first time ever), Vanden Eynde decided to give history a hand and preserve an Ikea tea-cup. Climbed over the fence of Il Foro Romanum, the old city center of Rome, he buried a tea-cup under the observation of a visiting crowd of shocked tourists. The cup is still there, to be discovered by future archaeologists.
‘Genetologic Research Nr. 22: 60937 Ikea-era, 2005 A.D. Rome, Italy’ (2005) by Maarten Vanden Eynde
A new Ikea tea-cup and plate were broken and afterwards restored with restoration paste. It was made in the same week as the intervention work Preservation of Ikea tea-cup.