difficult art decisions: wall six 1998 first appeared in October 2001 / Geometrical Affairs at the Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, in 2001. difficult art decisions: wall six is one of four in the unlimited edition Difficult art decisions. The artwork's medium includes watercolour and lead pencil on paper, framed, acrylic on MDF, vinyl over MDF, vinyl over spunge rubber, etched plastic wall sign., measuring, overall, Components placed within a 2mh x 4mw x 3md area. difficult art decisions: wall six is in a public collection: Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, 2001.
Encyclopadia of Difficult Art Decisions
After installing this artwork on wall 6 we stepped back to admire our handwork when our attention was drawn to a chair nearby. On the chair was a cushion made from the same vinyl material. Now we’re not authorities on art, but it seemed obvious to us that this coincidental situation confused the distinction between what was art and what was not. Concerned that viewers might mistakenly read an ‘intention’ into the coincidence we resolved to change the cushion. The other cushions, however, all resembled the first. The decision as to which was the ‘least’ confusing became, therefore, too difficult to make. We filed a ‘Difficult Art Decision’ report so as to have an art authority solve the situation. The other cushions will remain from this time [18:50] and day [Montag, 15 Sep 1958] until such moment as the final decision has been made.
counter for submitting Difficult Art Decision Reports
chair 3 room – cushion 1 room
chair 5 room – cushion 2 room
chair 1 room – cushion 3 room
shelved decisions that were wrong
chair 2 room – cushion 5 room
chair 6 room – cushion 4 room
chair 4 room – cushion 6 room
|29/10/2010||Minimalism And Applied II: Dialogues of contemporary art with aspects of 20th century design and architecture, Daimler Contemporary (cur. Renate Wiehager), Berlin|
|15/05/2009||Art from a Hundred Years 1909–2009: Highlights of the Daimler Art Collection, Museum und Galerie im Prediger (cur. Renate Wiehager), Schwäbisch Gmünd|
|03/09/2003||Private/Corporate II, Daimler Contemporary (cur. Renate Wiehager), Berlin|
|14/05/2003||The Daimler Art Collection at the Museum für Neue Kunst | ZKM Karlsruhe, Museum für Neue Kunst | ZKM Karlsruhe (cur. Renate Wiehager), Karlsruhe|
|27/10/2001||October 2001 / Geometrical Affairs, Daimler Contemporary (cur. Renate Wiehager), Berlin|
Renate Wiehager, ‘Gail Hastings’, in Renate Wiehager (ed.), Minimalism and After, exhibition catalogue, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin 2002, pp.30–1.
Renate Wiehager, ‘Contemporary Art in dialogue with 20th century architecture and design: Gail Hastings — Charlotte Perriand’, in Renate Wiehager (ed.), Minimalism and Applied II, exhibition catalogue, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin 2010, pp.2–7.
Renate Wiehager, ‘Gail Hastings’, in Renate Wiehager (ed.), Blitzen Benz Bang: Daimler Art Collection, exhibition catalogue, Hatje Cantz, Berlin 2009, pp.418–423.