Paris: Editions Agentzia, 1969. Clear flat vinyl bag 21.9 x 27.8 cm in size with black printed text.
An empty bag from Gerz’ 1969 – 1970 performance art piece titled ‘Is there life on earth?’ in which 800 empty bags were mailed to friends, strangers in the Paris phone book, and exhibition visitors in Nice, Basel, München, London, Swansea, Belgrade, Montevideo, and Buenos Aires. The bags were sent with instructions to mail back to the artist any object they no longer wished to possess. Over 300 individuals responded and these were sealed and buried 30 meters below ground on the site that is now Montparnasse Tower in Paris. A gentle commentary on materialism and the difficulty in doing away with things that burden our lives.
Very good with light scuffing to both sides. Item #118