Something in a box - Robert Barry
From Friday January 10 to Saturday February 22, 2014
Opening on Thursday January 9, 2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm, in presence of the artist
Something in a box by Robert Barry is mfc-michèle didier’s latest publication.
Something in a box is already the fifth edition by the artist that was produced by mfc-michèle didier. Previously, the publisher released two films, Details and One Billion Dots, the unbound artist’s book Arts Lovers and the major artwork, One Billion Colored Dots consisting of 25 volumes gathering a billion dots. This work will also be displayed at the gallery, together with this new production.
Something in a box is a limited edition of 24 signed and numbered copies. It consists of a box made of hazel wood, collecting 62 index cards. Each card from Something in a box proposes a totally new statement by Robert Barry.
Something in a box reminds us of the artwork intitled Index Cards, created by the artist in 1971. For the occasion of the exhibition Something in a box at mfc-michèle didier gallery, the statements will be displayed out of their box, and unfolded on the walls. The 62 cards will be displayed on the walls forming a wall frieze, which calls to mind the frieze of biblical verses in Robert Barry’s first appartment, a room that was once dedicated to religious worship.