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Marcel Broodthaers

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Marcel Broodthaers, ‘Décor: A Conquest’ (2013)

Installation at Michael Werner Gallery, London.

Eyal Weizman


A change in military thinking is taking place these very days, in which the military understands that future wars will take place in cities. If in the past symmetrical warfare was conducted by state militaries in the open fields, today militaries are fighting enclaves of resistance that withdraw ever deeper into the density of the urban fabric. ‘Walking through walls’ is the military tactic of tearing down holes in the façades of people’s homes (and the walls between rooms) in order to expand the battle field from the public to the private space.

Transcript of lecture by Eyal Weizman here, essay here.

Vaast Colson

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Vaast Colson, ‘Break Down the Wall’ (2006)

Colson opened up a hole in the wall between Maes & Matthijs Gallery and Stella Lohaus Gallery.

Pablo Rasgado

Pablo Rasgado, Unfolded Architecture (Double Negative), 2011

Pablo Rasgado, ‘Unfolded Architecture (Double Negative)’ (2011)

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.

Simon Bérard


Simon Bérard, Untitled (Convoyeur).

Trying to establish a potential new superstition, Bérard wore a coin in his left shoe for one year. Untitled (Convoyeur) is the material witness to this performance.

Jean-Baptiste Ganne



Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Untitled (All that Glitters is Gold) (2007)

Installation in the water tank of the roman Villa Medici, 2007.
TAILS (Effet placebo). Between radical criticism of government organisations and simple prostitution the gap can appear extremely small. Pouring the budget that is supposedly attributed to the production of an artwork out onto the ground, would be a way of lowering the legal tender (the sign of value), of spreading it about, immobilising it. Then making it both the subject and the object of the piece(s).

HEADS (Et fait place au beau). Everything will be read as a “fountain-making”. And the multiplication of figures. Of those born from the waters and money of antiquity. Make a hundred thousand Boticellian Venuses glitter under the flow of raindrops from the natural fountain that the water tank at the Villa Medici is, like a hundred thousand wishes impossible to formulate.

Vikenti Komitski

Vikenti Komitski, ‘My Budget For This Exhibition’, 2009

Vikenti Komitski, ‘My Budget for this Exhibition’ (2009)

Roman Ondák

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Roman Ondák, ‘Pocket Money of my Son’ (2007)

Hans Haacke

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Hans Haacke at Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, in 2012.