Art to walk on? To help yourself from? To move around in?
Taking as its basis the works of 26 international contemporary artists, the exhibition examines the viewer’s role in relatively recent art. Frequently we are invited to touch the artwork, to move around in it, to help ourselves from it or in other ways play a part in relation to it. We are placed in the role of active participant or ‘passenger’. In various ways, our traditional situation as a detached contemplative spectator is challenged. The exhibition seeks to clarify this aesthetic shift such as it finds expression in art from the 1960s until today.
Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, George Brecht, Michael Craig-Martin, Liam Gillick, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Mona Hatoum, Fabrice Hybert, Donald Judd, Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Piero Manzoni, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jason Rhoades, Thomas Struth, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Andy Warhol, Elin Wikström and Andrea Zittel.