Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Untitled (Fortune Cookie Corner),
1990

Fortune cookies, endless supply
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Original installation: approximately 10,000 fortune cookies

 

The presentation of this work is curated by Andrea Rosen as part of a multi-sited expansive exhibition.  Jameel Arts Centre is part of a group of 1,000 individuals and arts organisations invited to each manifest the work as a “place” as part of one total “site”. Felix Gonzales Torres often worked with piles or stacks of goods, and many of his works, including Untitled (Fortune Cookie Corner) touch on ideas of regeneration and loss, and question relationships between artworks, value systems and audience.

The exhibition coincides with the launch of the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation’s new website

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996) was a prominent American artist and activist working across various media. He was a member of Group Material, a New York-based art collective whose members worked collaboratively to initiate community education and cultural activism and who often posited the question “How is culture made, and who is it for?”.  Gonzales-Torres is widely known for his piled works, using candy or other everyday materials. His work touches on issues of identity, desire, originality, loss, and the shifting terrains of private and public space.

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