Philippe Parreno - No More Reality (The Demonstration) (1991)

Philippe Parreno - No More Reality (The Demonstration) (1991)

Walter de Maria - Mile-long Drawing (Two Chalk Lines, Mojave Desert) (1968)

Walter de Maria - Mile-long Drawing (Two Chalk Lines, Mojave Desert) (1968)

Cirque du Soleil - The Chair-balancing Act 

I had the privilege of seeing this very peformance live in NYC many years ago when I was a kid. I was absolutely spellbound & it’s always stayed with me.

The chairs the artist used were not trick chairs, were not coated with any adhesive; they were just your run-of-the-mill wooden chairs. 

Years later a dear old friend of mine joined the cast of Cirque du Soleil as a clown and toured with it all over. 

I don’t know why I suddenly thought of him & then this particular act but I couldn’t resist sharing it. Hope you folks enjoy it too.

Francis Alys - Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing (1997)

Andy Goldsworthy
Lay Down as it Started Raining or Snowing
Waited Until the Ground Became Wet or Covered Before Getting Up
Tewet Tarn, Cumbria
5 March 1988

Andy Goldsworthy

Lay Down as it Started Raining or Snowing

Waited Until the Ground Became Wet or Covered Before Getting Up

Tewet Tarn, Cumbria

5 March 1988

Bas Jan Ader - In Search of the Miraculous (1975)

Bas Jan Ader - In Search of the Miraculous (1975)

Anri Sala - Long Sorrow (2005)

David Hammons - Bli-zaard Ball Sale (1983)

"The photos portraying Hammons with his neatly arranged rows of snowballs for sale are probably the most frequently reproduced images in the artist’s oeuvre. The piece has become iconic, the single ephemeral work – a work that is essentially about ephemerality – that has come to stand for his entire practice.”

Papo Colo - Superhuman 51 (1977)

Papo Colo - Superhuman 51 (1977)

Saburo Murakami - Passing Through (1956)

Daniel Turner - Burning Entire Body of Work (2006) - 35 Paintings & gasoline 

Daniel Turner - Burning Entire Body of Work (2006) - 35 Paintings & gasoline 

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