Jochen Gerz, ‘The Gift, San Francisco’, 2008-2009, Photography, Digital pigment prints [1858 digital files on server], San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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Jochen Gerz

The Gift, San Francisco, 2008-2009

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© Jochen Gerz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Jochen Gerz
German, b. 1940
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Jochen Gerz did not receive training in art, nor does he consider himself a professional. In approaching his public installations and sculpture, Gerz believes that his authorship is not as important as public participation, because in “situations without the public, there would be no work.” He began making public artwork after the 1960s because he did not feel as though his work fit in museums or gallery spaces; instead, he wanted to use his work as a public forum to create discussion. His pieces are characteristically conceptual, and frequently incorporate text and surrounding architecture. Whether commissioned or the product of a guerilla-style installation, his works take up issues of social justice and history.

Jochen Gerz, ‘The Gift, San Francisco’, 2008-2009, Photography, Digital pigment prints [1858 digital files on server], San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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© Jochen Gerz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Jochen Gerz
German, b. 1940
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Jochen Gerz did not receive training in art, nor does he consider himself a professional. In approaching his public installations and sculpture, Gerz believes that his authorship is not as important as public participation, because in “situations without the public, there would be no work.” He began making public artwork after the 1960s because he did not feel as though his work fit in museums or gallery spaces; instead, he wanted to use his work as a public forum to create discussion. His pieces are characteristically conceptual, and frequently incorporate text and surrounding architecture. Whether commissioned or the product of a guerilla-style installation, his works take up issues of social justice and history.

Jochen Gerz

The Gift, San Francisco, 2008-2009

Digital pigment prints [1858 digital files on server]
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