Ben Vautier. Is everything art?

More from French: Sibylle Bergemann

©2015 Museum Tinguely, Basel, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin, authors,  artists and photographers [and translator!]. ISBN 978-3-86828-649-6 

I was unable to complete this catalogue due to my MA in Art History dissertation. These are the texts that I translated: 150928_BV_Cover_GzD.indd

  • Assessing the Situation, by Ben Vautier (from French)
  • Ben and Deconstruction – An Interview with Ben Vautier, by Daniela Palazzoli (from French)
  • All of The Themes, by Ben Vautier (from French) (selected texts can be clicked on and read):
    • Death, 1956-2015
    • – The Photos, 1956-2015
    • – The Writings, 1958-2015
    • The Signature, 1958-2015
    • – Hanging Objects, 1958-2015
    • – The Crates, 1960-2015
    • Exercises Concerning Ego, 1960-2015
    • Time, 1961-2015
    • – The Mirrors, 1962-2015
    • – Disguises, 1963-2015
    • Peoples and Ethnic Groups, 1970-2015
    • – Small Ideas, 1975
    • – Stupid Ideas, 1975
    • – The House, 1976-2015
    • – Sex Maniac Ben, 1979-2015
    • – The Portraits, 1980-2015
    • Free Figuration, 1980-2015
    • – In Art, It Is Courage that Counts, 1987-2015
    • – The Totems, 1988-2015
    • – The Poor Collector, 1989-2015
    • Another Object that Fancies Itself as Art, 1990-2015
    • The Details that Interest Me, 1991-2015
    • – The Birds, 1991-2015
    • – Disinformation and Manipulation, 1992-2015
    • – Chaos and Coincidence, 1994-2015
    • – New Writings, 1994-2015
    • – The Ceramics, 1995-2015
    • – Matter and Transformation, 1983-2015
    • Ben on the Internet, 1996-2015
    • – The Freedom to…, 2012-2015
    • – Mont Chauve, 2013-2015
    • – Homage to Tinguely, 2015
    • – Global Center of Questioning, 2015
  • – The Bibliography
  • (click to enlarge Contents: )
  • Contents_Vautier
  • I also managed to complete almost all wall texts (these were in German) for the exhibition at Museum Tinguely, which are published in the catalogue as well under the section “Work”, by Alice Wilke:
  • Area 1 – Recherches des formes / Bananes;
  • Area 2 – Vieilles écritures;
  • Area 3 – Le magasin;
  • Area 4 – Les Gestes;
  • Area 5 – Art Total and Fluxus;
  • Area 6 – (unable to do);
  • Area 7 – Introspection.
  • – In addition: The rules to the board game (wall game!) “Journey to Bois”, featured on a wall at the exhibition.