Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Jochen Gerz: Res Publica: the Public Works 1968-1999
June 3, 2000 - August 6, 2000
In 1968, Jochen Gerz attached a sticker to Michelangelo’s David in Florence, Italy that read: “Caution Art Corrupts.” Since then the artist has continued to test the limits of art in the public realm. He understands public spaces as places for social interaction and exchange, thus most of his works are rooted in dialogue. A central theme in Gerz’s art is to reduce the separation between art and life. The exhibition at the AGW documents in a variety of different media Gerz’s public projects from 1968 to 1999, and the elaborate processes involved in their creation.