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Christopher K. Ho & Troy Richards

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Christopher K. Ho & Troy Richards

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Sponsored by their own fictitious travel consultancy, Christopher K. Ho and Troy Richards collaborate to plan a series of luxury vacation itineraries custom tailored to the interests of famous artists. Ho and Richards build on the tongue-in-check notion that the unique responsibilities (and frustrations) of an artist can be released only through equally original forms of relaxation, as in &Leisure: Olafur Eliasson, Zero-Gravity Flight Experience (2007), an aeronautically themed, interstellar getaway dedicated to the Scandinavian artist known for his fascination with light and space. Ranging in price from $3000 to over $5.5 million, these itineraries provide a wry commentary on the art market, in which culture and leisure often merge. Yet beneath the humor and irony in Ho and Richards’ project lies the question of whether artists, forever seeking inspiration for their work in the everyday, can ever truly be on vacation.

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Sponsored by their own fictitious travel consultancy, Christopher K. Ho and Troy Richards collaborate to plan a series of luxury vacation itineraries custom tailored to the interests of famous artists. Ho and Richards build on the tongue-in-check notion that the unique responsibilities (and frustrations) of an artist can be released only through equally original forms of relaxation, as in &Leisure: Olafur Eliasson, Zero-Gravity Flight Experience (2007), an aeronautically themed, interstellar getaway dedicated to the Scandinavian artist known for his fascination with light and space. Ranging in price from $3000 to over $5.5 million, these itineraries provide a wry commentary on the art market, in which culture and leisure often merge. Yet beneath the humor and irony in Ho and Richards’ project lies the question of whether artists, forever seeking inspiration for their work in the everyday, can ever truly be on vacation.