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Christoph Bchel: Training Ground for Training Ground for Democracy / Hauser & Wirth / Art Basel Miami Beach

December 21, 2007

At Art Basel Miami Beach 2007, Hauser & Wirth presented Christoph Bchel’s installation “Training Ground for Training Ground for Democracy, 2007″. The installation is a scaled-down version of the aborted work for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art MASS MoCA. It consists basically of a shipping container and includes original Florida voting booths, Arabic propaganda films, a bomb, a ladder to climb the container’s roof, bad food, and lots of other stuff. According to The Art Newspaper it sold for $250,000 to the Flick Collection and is to be installed at the Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin. Art Basel Miami Beach, December 5, 2007.
PS: If you want to know more about the dispute between MASS MoCA and Christoph Bchel we recommend Roberta Smith’s article in The New York Times or just google “training ground for democracy”.
PPS: For more videos about Christoph Bchel’s work click here.

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