About the Work
About Some Instructions for the Sharing of Private Property
About the Artist
About Claire Fontaine
Issues of labor, production, and commerce are often central to the collective's work: in the video The Assistants (2011), conceived as a kind of "self-portrait," the poet Douglas Park reads from Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's text of the same name, which considers the position of the "assistant" in folklore and literature. Likewise, in the series Trust, Fontaine obtained signed blank checks from each of the galleries representing "her" work internationally. Displayed as aesthetic objects, they highlight the commercial underpinnings of the contemporary art world, but also theoretically allow a collector who purchases one as an artwork to transform it back into a financial instrument by depositing it into his or her own bank account.
Claire Fontaine has been the subject of group shows internationally, including Economies at North Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art (2010), After Marx April, After Mao June at the Aspen Art Museum (2009), and Instructions for the Sharing of Private Property at the Kitchen (2008). Fontaine has also been included in notable group exhibitions such as the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011), the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), Manifesta 7 (2008), and the 2004 Whitney Biennial.Read Less
Description8 original ball point drawings on paper.
AuthenticationSigned and numbered by the artist in pencil on verso.
Dimensions8 drawings, each measuring 8.27" x 11.69" and encased in a glass frame.
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