Glasgow : Urs Fischer & Sol le Witt at The Modern Institute

The show I was looking forward to most was Urs Fischer's. In fact his was the only name I recognised. I had devoted a chapter of my dissertation to his work You (2007). You consisted of Fischer digging out the floor of a new York Gallery to the depth of eight feet. His practice is …

The White Cube (Space Cadets:An exploration of context and its role in the contemporary artwork): Conclusion & References

As painting shifted from its role as a window of illusion in the late nineteenth century to questioning its own nature, the gilt-edged frame broke down, the sculpture came down from its plinth and the surrounding space was implicated in the work. The walls, acting as an extension of the frame, became the church of …

The White Cube (Space Cadets:An exploration of context and its role in the contemporary artwork) Part 2

CHAPTER TWO Tearing Down the Walls: Urs Fischer- You, the Avant Garde, Land Art In 2007 Urs Fischer excavated the floor of Gavin Brown's Enterprise, a commercial gallery in New York. Beneath the pristine walls an 8ft hole gaped at the visitor’s feet. A careful viewer could navigate the gallery along a narrow precarious walkway …