Friday, June 18, 2010

The Optimism in Felix Gonzalez-Torres' Fortune Cookies


Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (Fortune Cookie Corner), 1990. Fortune cookies, endless supply, overall dimensions vary with installation. Approximately 10,000 fortune cookies, approximately 36 x 100 x 60 in. Installed in "Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects without Specific Forms" at Wiels, Brussels, Belgium, 2010. Photo by Sven Laurent, © Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

For "Untitled" (Fortune Cookie Corner), 1990, his first "pour" piece, Felix Gonzalez-Torres carefully explained the parameters of the sculpture, stating that it requires "approximately 10,000 fortune cookies" (these become gross pretty quickly, Greg Allen has pointed out) that should be shaped into a pile measuring roughly "36 x 100 x 60 inches." He even notes the brand of fortune cookie that should be used, but he offers this generous, adorable addendum: "Fortune cookies of other producers may be used provided that the messages they contain are optimistic."

Source: David Deitcher, "Contradictions and Containment," in Felix Gonzalez-Torres, edited by Julie Ault, published by Steidl, 2006, p. 323

5 comments:

Guo Guo said...

lebron james shoes
air max 2015
chanel outlet
barcelona jersey
nike free uk
chicago bulls jersey
coach outlet
hermes outlet
beats headphones
surpa sneakers
denver broncos jerseys
boston celtics jersey
manchester united jersey
chicago blackhawks jersey
arizona cardinals jerseys
nike trainers
philadelphia eagles jerseys
indianapolis colts jerseys
atlanta falcons jersey
coach outlet canada
rolex watches uk
canada goose outlet
stuart weitzman boots
swarovski uk
minnesota vikings jerseys
ray ban sunglasses
nike air max uk
seattle seahawks jerseys
oklahoma city thunder jerseys
air max 90
golden state warriors jerseys
the north face outlet
kansas city chiefs jerseys
burberry outlet
washington redskins jerseys
san antonio spurs jerseys
juicy couture outlet
hermes belt
koby bryant shoes
new england patriots jerseys
a chang 0611

Wenhao Guo said...

cheap oakley sunglasses
ray ban sale
air jordan 11 free shipping
mulberry,mulberry handbags,mulberry outlet,mulberry bags,mulberry uk
juicy couture sale
ralph lauren sale
lebron james shoes,lebron 12,lebron 12 shoes,lebron sneakers,lebron iv,lebron 11,lebron 10
chanel handbags
coach outlet online
nike air foamposite one,foamposite,foamposites,foamposite release 2015,foamposite sneakers,foamposites for sale,foamposite gold
toms outlet
kansas city chiefs
abercrombie fitch
barbour uk
louboutin uk
nike shoes
roshe run women
adidas jeremy scott
ray ban sunglasses outlet,ray ban usa,ray ban sunglasses,ray ban,rayban,ray bans,rayban sunglasses,cheap ray ban,ray ban outlet,ray-ban,raybans,ray ban wayfarer,ray-ban sunglasses
ddddd1026

Xiaozhengm 520 said...

2015-12-9 xiaozhengm
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton bags
mizuno running shoes
nike air max uk
prada outlet
north face jackets
louis vuitton
nike free runs
coach factory outlet
hollister uk
jordan pas cher
timberland boots
canada goose outlet
true religion outlet
coach outlet
christian louboutin outlet
true religion outlet
north face outlet
gucci outlet
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet uk
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
fitflops
ugg outlet
burberry outlet
nike air max
coach outlet
coach outlet
jordan retro 3
michael kors outlet online
juicy couture
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
nike blazer
louis vuitton handbags
toms wedges
ghd straighteners
michael kors outlet
fake oakley sunglasses

林磊 said...

2016-2-26 leilei
kate spade handbags
jordan retro 8
true religion outlet
michael kors handbags
juicy couture
coach factory outlet online
oakley outlet
ugg boots for sale
christian louboutin outlet
toms outlet store
nike blazers uk
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags
adidas superstar
jordan retro 13
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
true religion
longchamp pas cher
michael kors outlet
mcm handbags
air max
air jordan femme
abercrombie and fitch
burberry outlet
nike cortez shoes
nike free runs
oakey sunglasses wholesale
kate spade outlet
uggs sale
gucci outlet online
nike roshe run
toms outlet
hollister co
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet online
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin shoes
cheap toms

kenzo said...

obat sipilis di apotik bandung
obat sipilis di jogja
obat sipilis di apotik malaysia
obat sipilis di bali
obat sipilis di apotik batam
obat sipilis dan harganya
obat sipilis di apotik resep dokter
obat penyakit kutil kelamin
obat penghilang kutil kelamin
obat perontok kutil kelamin
obat tradisional kutil kelamin pada pria
obat untuk penyakit kutil kelamin
propolis untuk obat kutil kelamin
obat eksim di telapak kaki
obat eksim di tangan
obat eksim di ketiak
obat eksim dermatitis
obat eksim di buah zakar
obat eksim esperson
obat ambeien wasir tradisional
obat ambeien wasir untuk ibu hamil