Das Institut

  • DAS INSTITUT launching their Schröderline Collection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2011. Photo: Nguyen Quang Giang.

    Das Institut


    WHAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER was the idea of a performative aspect in art production. Our collaboration is based on a process of intuitive and transparent distribution of labor, in which we modify each other’s mode of working, creating constant territorial shifts and side effects. In 2007, we were invited to do an insert for Uovo magazine, and we thought, Why don’t we announce our collaboration as such? It didn’t really exist at that point, so we just faked it. And suddenly DAS INSTITUT was founded. DI then designed the title posters for the paintings of Kerstin Brätsch, which were based

  • Guy de Cointet, My Father’s Diary, 1975. Performance view, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, February 4, 2009. Mary Ann Duganne Glicksman.


    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions and events were, in their eyes, the very best of 2009.


    “Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors” (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) You kind of get the feeling that Bonnard was a real artist. He was concerned not with the past (art history), present (his contemporaries), or future (his legacy), but with expressing himself in terms of his own perceptions, interactions, and experiences of the world. Whether of a room, a still life, or a loved one, each painting becomes