Rein & Clean
Performance artists Fabian Unold and Mischa Düblin represented Switzerland across the ring from Costa Rican artist Orlando Guier with an impressive intervention. A professional cleaning institute came in and cleaned all 180 square meters of the busy art space hosting the opening of Guier’s solo show.
They cleaned it and cleaned it well.
ThoughtsThis intervention is recorded in the book Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism:
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag Verlag (April 30, 2011)
The book explores the current interrelationship between art, activism, and politics. It presents new visual concepts and commentaries that are being used to represent and communicate emotionally charged topics, thereby bringing them onto local political and social agendas in a way far more powerful than words alone. It looks at how art is not only reflecting and setting agendas, but also how it is influencing political reaction.
Consequently, Art & Agenda is not only a perceptive documentation of current urban interventions, installations, performances, sculptures, and paintings by more than 100 young and established artists, but also points to future forms of political discourse.
InformationThe intervention took place on January 21, 2009 at Random Institute (formerly known as Neue Galerie) in Bern, Switzerland.