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Franz West

* 1947 in Vienna, Austria
† 2012 in Vienna, Austria

From a chair to an institutional building, in his artistic practice Franz West explored the relations between people and their surroundings. In “Creativity: Furniture Reversal” not only the living, but rather the exhibition space is of concern. What, if the beholders turn into producers themselves? The art piece, consisting of a furniture ensemble and a video tape, invites us to sit down, but also to create – the design tool: adhesive tapes. We sit on chairs and watch those that have already designed their own, as we are reminded of social media content. By imitating, we become part of the installation ourselves, so that the function of the exhibition space is being challenged; we enqueue into the cycle of production and consumption and are hereby in touch with the designers before us.

| Works by: Franz West