Big Blue– 2004

Deeply ambivalent about the idea of art in the 21st century the question that bothers me is why bother? What is the point of painting a landscape or drawing from life ? How does art add value to the human condition? How can the artistic ego be satisfied with the flippant statement that it is art because I am an artist? Can one feel a sense of achievement when the only answer the artist has to the comment”I could have done that” is the infantile cry “yes but I did and you didn’t.
What makes an artist in a world in which every artistic craft can be easily emulated and superseded by machines? Is the machine now also an artist? Is the programmer? Can the copycat claim artist relevance because of a few changes to a work that the originator did not include.
To get no answers to these questions I chopped up a work, which had taken too many hours to produce, into 100 pieces; chose galleries from across the world and shipped off this fragmented work with a whole explanation, just to see what would happen….

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Andréhn-Schiptjenko Stockholm
Galerie Anhava Helsinki
Arndt & Partner Berlin
Gallery Bernier/Eliades Athens
Peter Blum Gallery, US-New York
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery US-New York
Luis Campaña Galerie Köln
Galerie Gisela Capitain Köln
Cheim & Read US-New York
Galería Pepe Cobo Madrid
Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim Genève
Kukje Gallery Seoul
Galerie Susanna Kulli Zürich
kurimanzutto México D.F.
L.A. Louver US-Venice
Studio la Città Verona
Galerie Gebr. Lehmann Dresden
Galerie Lelong Zürich Zürich
Galerie Löhrl Mönchengladbach
Mai 36 Galerie Zürich
Matthew Marks Gallery US-New York
Marlborough Monaco Monte-Carlo
Barbara Mathes Gallery US-New York,
Galerie Hans Mayer Düsseldorf
Anthony Meier Fine Arts US-San Francisco,
Meyer Riegger Galerie Karlsruhe |
Galeria Millan Antonio BR-São Paulo
Victoria Miro Gallery GB-London
Mitchell-Innes & Nash US-New York,
The Modern Institute GB-Glasgow
Galerie Vera Munro Hamburg
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Wien
Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln Köln
Galerie Nelson Paris
Galerie Neu Berlin
Galleria Franco Noero Torino
Nolan/Eckman US-New York,
Galerie Nordenhake Berlin
Galería OMR México D.F.
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin Paris
Friedrich Petzel Gallery US-New York
Galerie Praz-Delavallade Paris
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zürich
Regen Projects US-Los Angeles
Anthony Reynolds Gallery GB-London
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg
Andrea Rosen Gallery US-New York,
Galerie Köln
Sperone Westwater US-New York
Stampa Basel
Luisa Strina Galeria BR-São Paulo
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer Antwerpen
Taka Ishii Gallery JP-Tokyo
Galleria Tega Milano
Studio Trisorio Napoli
Galerie Tschudi Glarus
Galerie Bob van Orsouw Zürich
Waddington Galleries GB-London
Galleri Nicolai Wallner København
Galerie Fons Welters Amsterdam
Tony Wuethrich Galerie Basel
XL Gallery Moscow
Donald Young Gallery US-Chicago
Zeno X Gallery Antwerpen
David Zwirner US-New York,
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Lisboa
Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin
Xavier Hufkens Bruxelles
Gallery Hyundai Seoul
Johnen+Schöttle, Köln
Sean Kelly Gallery US-New York,
Anton Kern Gallery US-New York,
Galerie Bernd Klüser München
Gallery Koyanagi JP-Tokyo
Galerie Krinzinger Wien
Galleria Massimo De Carlo Milano
Galerie Di Meo Paris
Konrad Fischer Galerie Düsseldorf
Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw
Galeria Fortes Vilaça BR-São Paulo
Stephen Friedman Gallery GB-London
Gagosian Gallery US-New York,
Galería Elvira González Madrid
The Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
Galerie Marian Goodman Paris
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin Frankfurt am Main
Richard Gray Gallery US-Chicago,
James Cohan Gallery US-New York
Sadie Coles HQ GB-London
Galleria Continua San Gimignano
Corkin Shopland Gallery CA-Toronto
Galerie Chantal Crousel Paris
Dabbeni Studio d’arte Lugano
Galería Helga de Alvear Madrid 
Monica De Cardenas Milano


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