Andrea Perissinotto

riempimenti sentimentali

Do not touch the work

woman puts her hands on the work of art
girl puts her hands on the work of art

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do not touch the work

by SUSANA BLAS

DO NOT TOUCH THE WORK (2009) centred on the way people visiting museums and galleries face contemporary works of art, and the author especially analyses how many of these visionary pieces from performances, happening or installations in the sixties and seventies, have become museum fetishes which the visitor cannot either approach or touch, absolutely betraying the initial aim. Therefore, this is a work of art that refers to lost ideals and how purposes and fights change, as time goes by. (READ THE WHOLE TEXT BY SUSANA BLAS: Políticas de lo personal >>)




This work analyses the relationship between visitor and work of art, and also looks for the changes in the conditions of perception which exist between subject and object, and their subsequent breaking-off.
There exist some works of art which were thought to interact with the public. However, they get disconnected from this function when they enter the history of contemporary art, losing the original link they had with the public. What is more, these works of art are protected with indications which highlight that visitors cannot touch the work.
These sort of warnings become, in “Do not touch the work”, a reflection on the concept of the artistic project itself, where the sign is the work of art. Likewise, we skip the temporal space between the execution of the artistic proposal, its historic confirmation and the prohibition or negation to interact with the work of art.

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