Pawel Althamer

Foksal Gallery Foundation

2004

Original title
Fundacja Galerii Foksal
Medium
Wood, metal, plastic, rubber, paper, fabric and modelling putty
Dimensions
1550 x 2130 x 1020 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2007
Reference
T12570

Display caption

This work is a handmade 1:5 scale model of the Foksal Gallery Foundation, an influential contemporary art space in Warsaw. Foksal has been a centre for conceptual art in Poland since it was founded by artists and critics in the mid-1960s. The model is positioned on a mobile table, the form of which derives from the moveable stalls used by street salespeople in the early days of the post-communist economy in Poland. Theoretically the model can be transported, enabling the Foundation to travel beyond the boundaries of its original home.

Gallery label, April 2008