The event of writing may be the unevent of reading

1997
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Looks conceptual

1999
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Sometimes I think sometimes I don’t

2001
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(This is not supposed to be here)

2001
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Text installation / easily removable

2001
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Thoughts are products

2001
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To be political it has to look nice

2003
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Words that become pictures pictures that become words

2003
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(This must be the place)

2003
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I can’t explain and I won’t even try

2003
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Nothing is impossible, nothing is possible, (even nothing changes)

2003
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All my ideas are imported, all my products are exported, (all my explanations are rubbish)

2003
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(No more tears)

2004
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(No content)

2004
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(No end)

2004
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From anything to anything in no time

2007
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This work is realized when you it is destroyed

2010
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Ideology is over

2012
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This work is realized when you stopped looking at it

2012
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An advertisement for ( )

2012
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This work is realized when I die

2013
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This moment is yours

2013
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You keep out of this

2014
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This work is realized
when the view is upside down inside out

2013
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Money creates bad taste but creates culture

2013
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Love never fails

2014
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The Wall is a project that makes use of a large, open-air hoarding in Central London located on the corner of Queen’s Gate and Harrington Road and comprising a space of approximately 100 metres in length. It hosts specifically commissioned artworks by some of the most relevant artists of the current artistic context. Each commission will be exhibited for about six months, allowing visitors to enjoy it during an extended period of time. Located in South Kensington, a historical neighbourhood that is inhabited and visited by a local audience and an international crowd, the Wall is an initiative that establishes a deep engagement with contemporary art in a public venue.

The Wall is freely accessible to the public and open 24 hours a day. To inaugurate its programme, the Wall will host a specifically-conceived project by London-based artist Stefan Brüggemann, opening in May 2014. The artist will present, for the first time ever, a ‘non-institutional retrospective’ of his renowned Text Pieces (1997—2014), twenty-six concise statements and declarations that present insights into the artist’s own practice, views of the world or simply ironical or tautological remarks.

Stefan Brüggemann (Mexico City, 1975) develops a conceptual approach to art-making, which he explores with a critical and often humorous attitude, which questions his own activity and that of the generations of conceptual artists that preceded him. Brüggemann works with a wide range of media, creating large installation pieces, neon works, paintings and drawings. His work is a unique combination of theoretical concepts and popular imagery, inspired by punk ideologies and attitudes (anti-conformism, provocation, and a certain degree of cynicism), which are often expressed through contradictory or self-referential statements.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an original publication, in the format of a broadsheet journal, which includes a text by art writers Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley and a conversation between Stefan Brüggemann and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. The publication will be freely distributed at the site, and a special numbered and signed edition will be on sale in specialized bookstores and museum bookshops.

Interview cover

During the conception of the project, Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of the Serpentine Galleries and artist Stefan Brüggemann had a conversation about the commission.

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Publication cover

Coinciding with the launch of the project, a publication was released featuring a text by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley.

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For questions and feedback please contact
info@thewallsouthkensington.com

The Wall is a project curated by Marina Kurikhina; the site is provided by Union Car Parks.

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Artist:
Stefan Brüggemann

Editor and Publication Coordinator:
Marina Kurikhina

Text:
Nicolas de Oliviera and Nicola Oxley

Curator:
Marina Kurikhina

Curatorial / Production Assistants:
Alberto Rios de la Rosa and Filipa Ramos

Graphic Design & Art Direction:
Atelier Dyakova

Website Design:
Wolfram Wiedner studio

Photography:
Thierry Bal

Unauthorized reproduction of any material is strictly prohibited.

This project has been possible through the generous support of Maria B.

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