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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Meaningless Work, 2017
After Walter de Maria, Meaningless Work, March 1960

“(…) By meaningless work I mean work which does not make you money or accomplish a conventional purpose. (…) Caution should be taken that the work chosen should not be too pleasurable, lest pleasure becomes the purpose of the work. (...) Meaningless work should be done alone or else it becomes entertainment for others and the reaction or lack of reaction of the art lover to the meaningless work can not honestly be felt. / Meaningless work can contain all of the best qualities of old art forms such as painting, writing etc. It can make you feel and think about yourself, the outside world, morality, reality, unconsciousness, nature, history, time, philosophy, nothing at all, politics, etc. without the limitations of the old art forms. / Meaningless work is individual in nature and it can be done in any form and over any span of time – from one second up to the limits of exhaustion. It can be done fast or slow or both. Rhythmically or not. It can be done anywhere in any weather conditions. Clothing if any, is left to the individual. (…)”

diptych, pigment print, framed, 70 x 93 cm and 4K, 25'17'', video on a 70 x 121 cm screen

One Minute Sculpture (Bottles on Feet), 2018

After Erwin Wurm: The Trap of the Truth, 2014

Archival pigment print, 70 x 52 cm

One Minute Sculpture (Trousers), 2018

After Erwin Wurm, Psycho V, 1996
With the kind support of the Grands Magasins de la Samaritaine 2018

Archival pigment print, 70 x 52 cm

One Minute Sculpture (Box), 2018

After Erwin Wurm, One minute sculpture, photograph, 1997
With the kind support of the Grands Magasins de la Samaritaine 2018

Archival pigment print, 70 x 52 cm

Eating with, 2016

After George Brecht, Five events - eating with, 1962
Archival pigment print, framed, 40 x 32 cm

I Am Still Alive, 2016
Pigment print, framed
22 x 14 cm
Edition of 6 + 2AP
After On Kawara, I am still alive, 1970–2000

Black Suitcase - White Objects, 2016

After George Brecht, Suitcase - black suitcase - white objects, 1962
Archival pigment print, framed, 70 x 57 cm

Disobedience, 2018
After VALIE EXPORT, 'Stand up. Sit down', 1989. In collaboration with VALIE EXPORT.
Archival pigment print, framed, 90 x 67 cm
Edition of 6 + 2AP

The Hat Is Too Big, 2017
Pigment print, framed
60 x 45 cm
Edition of 6 + 2AP
After Elina Brotherus, The Hat Is Too Big (The Joseph Beuys Hat), 2017

Questionnaire de Marcel Proust, 2016
Pigment print, framed
20 x 14 cm
Edition of 6 + 2AP
French version of an English 19th century confession game, made famous by Marcel Proust’s answers