German artist Andreas Hofer’s exhibition “Phantom Gallery” opened simultaneously in Hauser & Wirth’s gallery space in Zürich / Switzerland, and in a shop on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Both venues are interconnected by a live video conference. In Zurich, visitors enter a gallery within a gallery, in Los Angeles, the show appears as a gallery within a commercial stretch of a street. The exhibitions themselves are empty. We had the chance to ask Andreas Hofer about the idea behind the exhibition.
Andreas Hofer was born in 1963 in Munich. He lives and works in Berlin. Between 1991 and 1997 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. He often signs individual works “Andy Hope 1930″. Andreas Hofer’s works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions, most recently in “Euro-Centric” at Rubell Familiy Collection in Miami, and in “Paul Thek. In the Context of Today’s Contemporary Art“, at ZKM Centre of Art and Media, Karlsruhe (until 30 March 2008).
Andreas Hofer: Phantom Gallery / Hauser & Wirth, Zürich / Switzerland. Vernissage, January 26, 2008.
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