Your Life is Calling

30 March 1990 – Your Life is Calling retrospective exhibition van Gogh, Museumsquare, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Concept/Performance: Paul Pieck & Benno Réwinkel. (OE)

Comments
The sculpture comments on the artificially generated Van Gogh-mania and the art world’s passive criticism of the same. “During the action, a wave of power and energy form. To us, it means we are becoming invisible.”
Action
During the opening of the Van Gogh exhibit, a sculpture showing 12 clenched fists (total weight: 5.2 tonnes) is placed on Amsterdam’s Museum Square using boom lifts. A social sculpture, Your Life is Calling refers to the ever-growing need for authentic spontaneity. For this so-called ‘illegal’ art work’s societal legitimisation, (OE) appeals to the collective conscience and the general indignation concerning the Van Gogh madness.

 

 

http://www.vriendenbeatrixpark.nl/images_oud/nieuwsbrieven/nieuwsbriefvoorjaar2008pag22.pdf

http://www.amsterdamart.info/details/Pieck_Paul_van_Benno_Rewinkel_Your_Life_Is_Calling_Beatrixpark_beelden_statues_sculptures_kunst_Art_at_Site_Amsterdam.html