After the successful “Super Ball” Gala in Basel, Switzerland, this summer, directed and staged by Toilet Paper aka Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari the Guerrilla Boys of the art world, the Fondation Beyeler was so happy to be abused by this undercover organization that it commissioned a new project by them for Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Like with stroboscopic lights, a warning sign should be placed in front of it. In fact Cattelan and Ferrari have created a beautiful hallucination that will defeat any electoral hangover or post-presidential gloom. Reversing the menacing sentence affixed on top of the door in Dante’s Inferno “Abandon all hope – You Who Enter Here,” on top of the door of the Beyeler’s space we could imagine to read “Any lost hope you will find it here.”, writes Francesco Bonami about the installation.
1–4 December 2016
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Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel Miami Beach