Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection
Lawrence Weiner, ‘Collection PSAP #01 - #10’, 2014,  ECC Collection

This collection contains the Personal Structures Art Projects #1 - #10. The projects it contains are:

  • PSAP #01 Lawrence Weiner: "Skimming The Water"
  • PSAP #02 Hermann Nitsch: "Under My Skin"
  • PSAP #03 Roman Opalka: "Time Passing"
  • PSAP #04 On Kawara: " Unanswered Questions"
  • PSAP #05 Arnulf Rainer: "Unfinished Into Death"
  • PSAP #06 Lee Ufan: "Encounters"
  • PSAP #07 Ben Vautier: "Introspection Truth, Art & Sex"
  • PSAP #08 herman de vries: "being this joy experience unity"
  • PSAP #09 Yoko Ono: "Arising"
  • PSAP #10 Otto Piene & Heinz Mack: "From Zero To Zero"

    These projects are documentations of the Personal Structures Art Projects. These have been published as limited editions. The editions comprises 250 copies of which 50 DeLuxe, numbered from 1 to 50, and 50 DeLuxe hors commerce, numbered from I to L. The 150 Standard copies are numbered from 51 to 200. Each item of this limited editions consists of a book and a CD in a case, housed together in a cassette. The DeLuxe editions is signed by the artists and additionally contains a small art object of the artist.

Signature: - PSAP #01 Lawrence Weiner: "Skimming The Water" - book SIGNED - PSAP #02 Hermann Nitsch: "Under My Skin" - book SIGNED - PSAP #03 Roman Opalka: "Time Passing" - book SIGNED - PSAP #04 On Kawara: "Unanswered Questions" - Postcard for On Kawara "Return To Sender" - PSAP #05 Arnulf Rainer: "Unfinished Into Death" - Book SIGNED - PSAP #06 Lee Ufan: "Encounters" - book STAMPED with Lee Ufan's shanko stamp - PSAP #07 Ben Vautier: "Introspection Truth, Art & Sex" - book SIGNED - PSAP #08 herman de vries: "being this joy experience unity" - book SIGNED - PSAP #09 Yoko Ono: "Arising" - book SIGNED - PSAP #10 Otto Piene & Heinz Mack: "From Zero To Zero" - book SIGNED by Heinz Mack

Publisher: Global Art Affairs Foundation and coöperation with the European Cultural Centre

About Lawrence Weiner

Influential Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner is known for his language-based sculpture and works pursuing inquiries into language and a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship. In pieces like A Square Removal From a Rug in Use (1969) or Encased By + Reduced to Rust (1986), the value exists in the idea itself, as expressed in words. Considering language to be a sculptural material and believing that a construction in language can function as sculpture as adequately as a fabricated object, Weiner's works operate beyond the specificity and constraints of traditional presentation, inspiring artists like Barbara Kruger and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

American, b. 1942, Bronx, NY, United States, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows

2014
São Paulo,
Lawrence Weiner
2013
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Lawrence Weiner On Top of the Wind

Group Shows

2017
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Placed Someplace with Intent
2016
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
NOWWHERE
2016
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Gaudi's room, Group show
2015
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Shibboleth
2014
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Everyone Has A Name
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About Hermann Nitsch

About Roman Opalka

Painter and photographer Roman Opalka is best known for his lifelong project, 1965/1 to Infinity (1965-2011), in which he painted white numbers in long rows across a gray background. “The fundamental basis of my work, to which I have dedicated my life, manifests itself in a process of recording a progression that both documents time and also defines it,” he says. As Opalka ran out of space on each canvas he would continue on to the next one. Over the course of his series, he began taking self-portraits and reciting the numbers into a tape recorder upon the completion of each canvas. He also slowly started adding more white to the background with each successive painting, intending to tie the unfolding of the artist’s life and aging process to the transcription of time on his canvases.

French-b. Polish, 1931-2011, Abbeville-Saint-Lucien, France

About On Kawara

On Kawara has based the entirety of his collection of books, paintings, and drawings on the arbitrariness and subjectivity of the way we measure time. Many of his projects are ongoing, making Kawara himself, as the recorder of time, one of the primary materials in his conceptual works. Kawara is perhaps best known for the “date paintings” in his Today series (1966-), each of which conforms to one of eight predetermined sizes and features a date in hand-lettered typography painted over a monochromatic background. The artist completed the canvases while living or staying in over 100 cities around the world. Each date painting is displayed with a handcrafted cardboard box and a clipping from a newspaper published in the same city and on the same day that the artist made the work. Kawara continues to create new works in the series.

Japanese, 1933-2014, Kariya, Japan

About Arnulf Rainer

Despite anti-establishment sentiments and intensely unconventional methods, Arnulf Rainer has achieved massive acclaim, his career spanning half a century, with monumental retrospectives and the establishment of a museum dedicated to his work. Almost entirely self-taught, Rainer merged an interest in fantastic Surrealism with the physicality and spontaneity of Art Informel in his early paintings, before moving towards abstraction and more experimental practices. From 1951 to 1954, he produced a series of “Blind Paintings” in which he played off the technique of Automatism by painting blindfolded. Rainer has continually returned to overpainting and reworking, painting over—either partially or completely—paintings by other artists or photographs of figures or nature, often building up heavy impasto. Intensely interested in physical expressions of emotion, Rainer has also painted with his feet and fingers, photographed himself in states of extreme emotion, studied the painting of chimpanzees, and tested the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on his practice.

Austrian, b. 1929, Baden, Austria

About Lee Ufan

A pioneer of the Japanese Mono-ha (School of Things) movement, Lee Ufan arranges his installations and sculptures to emphasize the equal relationship between the artwork, the viewer, and the space, a philosophy best illustrated by his “Relatum” series, a series of stretched canvases on the floor, each topped by a single stone. Ufan uses materials including glass, steel, rubber, and stones in shades that are usually subdued and often monochromatic. His paintings exhibit a similar logic, applying muted color on a light, plain background in a style reminiscent of East Asian calligraphy, whereby the brush stroke fades as it ends.

Korean, b. 1936, Seoul, South Korea, based in Kamakura, Japan; Paris, France

Solo Shows

2014
Moscow,
Lee Ufan
1999
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan
1993
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan
1990
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan
1985
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Lee Ufan

Group Shows

2018
Art Collection Nakano, 
Nagoya,
Best of Art Collection Nakano
1997
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Two Approaches
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About herman de vries

Early in his career, painter herman de vries (who uses all lowercase letters as a symbol of his belief in equality) embraced randomness as an organizing principle. From 1961-66, he was a member of the Nul Group—a cohort of artists that included Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, and Armando—with whom he produced wall reliefs, large-scale installations, and happenings that explored principles such as repetition and the beauty of everyday objects and activities. Later on, de vries’s practice became quasi-scientific as he investigated plants with medicinal and hallucinogenic power. This led to such projects as the earth museum (1976), housed at the Museum Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains, which contains over 7,000 samples of earth that the artist gathered from all over the world. de vries keeps beautiful journals that include plant specimens, drawings, paintings, and notes.

Dutch, b. 1931, Alkmaar, Netherlands, based in Eschenau, Eckental, Germany

Solo Shows

2012
Düsseldorf,
herman de vries "everything is all ways significant for all"
2001
Düsseldorf, Germany,
herman de vries : journale
1996
CONRADS, 
Düsseldorf, Germany,
herman de vries : works from el hierro
1995
Düsseldorf, Germany,
herman de vries : from earth
1993
Düsseldorf,
herman de vries: 108 livres de fleur lavande

Group Shows

2016
Düsseldorf, Germany,
Unterwegs – On Journeys
2014
Düsseldorf, Germany,
Choices. Large Scale
2002
Düsseldorf, Germany,
samesame
1999
Düsseldorf, Germany,
The Secret Life of Plants
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About Ben Vautier

French, b. 1935, Naples, Italy, based in Nice, France

Solo Shows

2016
Zürich,
BEN

About Yoko Ono

Known for her experimental art, music, filmmaking, and feminism, as well as for her marriage to John Lennon, Yoko Ono was a major figure in the 1960s New York underground art scene, and she continues to produce work and make headlines today. Of several iconic conceptual and performance art pieces that Ono produced, the most famous is Cut Piece (1964), first performed in Tokyo, in which she kneeled on the floor of a stage while members of the audience gradually cut off her clothes. In the ’60s and ’70s Ono was associated with the Fluxus movement—a loose group of avant-garde Dada-inspired artists—and produced printed matter, such as a book titled Grapefruit (1964) containing instructions for musical and artistic pieces. Other works include Smoke Painting (1961), a canvas that viewers were invited to burn. John Cage was a major influence and collaborator for Ono, as was the godfather of Fluxus, George Maciunas.

Japanese, b. 1933, Tokyo, Japan, based in New York, New York

About Otto Piene

A founder of the 1960s Dusseldorf-based Group Zero, Otto Piene is best known for his paintings made with smoke and fire. Called Rauchbilder (smoke pictures), Piene applied solvent to pigmented paper and lit it on fire, developing images in the residual soot. Piene also created outdoor “figures” made from smoke that floated overhead—what he coined as “Sky Art”—including Olympic Rainbow, a project created for the ill-fated 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. For nearly 20 years, Piene served as the director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 2008, with Heinz Mack and Mattijs Visser, he co-founded the International ZERO Foundation to archive documents, projects, and images produced by the famous Dusseldorf collective.

German, 1928-2014, Laasphe, Germany, based in Düsseldorf, Germany

Solo Shows

2016
PLUTSCHOW GALLERY, 
Zurich,
2015
PLUTSCHOW GALLERY, 
Milano,
Otto Piene a Milano

Group Shows

2016
PLUTSCHOW GALLERY, 
Zurich,
STRATEGIES AGAINST CLAY
2015
PLUTSCHOW GALLERY, 
Zurich,
HORIZONS
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About Heinz Mack

Heinz Mack lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he constantly experiments with the effects of light and color. Regarding light as his central artistic theme, Mack works across many mediums—painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, and interiors—which use light to explore reflection, movement, and structure. Mack studied painting at the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts and received his philosophy degree from Cologne University in 1956; shortly after, he co-founded Group Zero—embracing a clean slate approach to design—alongside Otto Piene. In his early work, Mack created monochrome paintings of black or white parallel lines, followed by explorations of luminosity and movement through light reliefs and light cubes made of polished aluminum. In large-scale, environmental works, Mack has created light rotors, pillars, and columns, such as the columns he placed in the Sahara desert or his “light-and-movement” room for Berlin’s 1970 German Industrial Exhibition.

German, b. 1931, Lollar, Germany, based in Mönchengladbach, Germany