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Sculptures by Heather Jansch

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Maurizio Cattelan
A Perfect Day, 1999 

The piece existed solely on the evening of the opening and consisted in the presentation to the public of the gallerist Massimo De Carlo of Milan literally affixed to the wall by adhesive tape, that almost entirely covered him, like a grotesque but not less striking crucifixion.

Joseba Eskubi

BibliothekMicha Ullman1995

Book Burning Memorial
'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '
Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation. Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

David Kennedy Cutler No More Right Now Forever (9), 2009

Antony Gormley

A storage room with salvaged effigies and sculptures awaiting restoration after a flood in Florence, Italy, in 1966 (photo by Balthazar Korab, 1926-2013)

Fragment of the face of a queen, yellow jasper, c. 1353–1336 B.C. Middle Egypt

WHAT’S ON: Journal. June 25 - September 7, 2014. Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London. 
Featuring: SC Artist Rossella Biscotti, Edson Chagas, Cyprien Gaillard, Paulo Nazareth, Koki Tanaka, Charlotte Prodger, Isla Leaver-Yap, Paul Elliman, Ahmet Ögüt, Richard Sides, Duncan Campbell, Bouchra Khalili, future SC Artist Marlie Mul, Joshua Simon.
Edson Chagas, Found Not Taken, London, 2014. Courtesy Edson Chagas, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, and ICA.