Pawel Althamer

Foksal Gallery Foundation

2004

Not on display
Artist
Pawel Althamer born 1967
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

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