Faurschou Foundation takes part in an exhibition of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled” (Fortune Cookie Corner) presented by Andrea Rosen Gallery and David Zwirner in various places throughout the world

 

Faurschou Foundation is pleased to take part in an exhibition of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled” (Fortune Cookie Corner) presented by Andrea Rosen Gallery and David Zwirner in various places throughout the world. Gonzalez-Torres’ work will be on show at Faurschou Beijing from May 25 – July 5, 2020.

A group of 1,000 people from around the world have been invited to each manifest the work as a “place” as part of one total “site” of an expansive exhibition. As a participant, Faurschou Foundation has chosen to install a pile of 1,000 fortune cookies in our Beijing space and is inviting visitors to take pieces from the work. Halfway through the presentation of the work, on June 14, we will regenerate our pile of fortune cookies back to 1,000 pieces.

The exhibition recognizes this unique moment in history and reflects the ever-relevant and flexible nature of the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Like many of Gonzalez-Torres’s works, including his candy works and paper stacks, “Untitled” (Fortune Cookie Corner) addresses the capacity for immortality through regeneration, heightened by the experience of loss within these works.


Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (Fortune Cookie Corner), 1990, installed at Faurschou Beijing as part of an exhibition presented by Andrea Rosen Gallery and David Zwirner in various places throughout the world.

 

About Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Guáimaro, Cuba, on November 26, 1957. He referred to himself as American. He lived and worked in New York City between 1979 and 1995. Gonzalez-Torres died in Miami on January 6, 1996, from AIDS-related causes.

He began his art studies at the University of Puerto Rico before moving to New York City, where he attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, first in 1981 and again in 1983. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute, New York, in 1983, and his MFA from the International Center of Photography and New York University in 1987. From 1987 to 1991, Gonzalez-Torres was a part of the artist collective Group Material, whose collaborative, politically informed practice focused on community engagement and activist interventions.

The Estate of Felix Gonzalez-Torres is co-represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery and David Zwirner.

 

About Faurschou Foundation

Faurschou Foundation was established in 2011 to champion artists and foster cross-cultural dialogue and exchange internationally, in particular between the East and the West. The Foundation has two primary areas of activity: acquiring significant works of contemporary art for its private collection and organizing museum-quality exhibitions across the globe, which offer visitors unique experiences and opportunities.

Faurschou Foundation is headquartered in Copenhagen and has extended its permanent exhibition spaces to Beijing (est. 2011) and New York (Greenpoint, Brooklyn, est. 2019), as well as arranged biannual temporary exhibitions in Venice since 2015. The Foundation’s international exhibition program consists of both thematic group shows and solo exhibitions and revolves considerably around the Foundation’s sizeable and growing art collection, but also includes special commissions produced in collaboration with artists, galleries, and other institutions.

Faurschou has engaged and championed numerous artists, through its collection and exhibitions, including Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, Cai Guo-Qiang, Tracey Emin, Anselm Kiefer, Ragnar Kjartansson, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, Paul McCarthy, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Robert Rauschenberg, Bill Viola, and Danh Vo, among others.

 

Press contact

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