Patricia Falguières


    THE INSTALLATIONS BY FISCHLI & WEISS no less than the performances by Paola Pivi and Eric Duyckaerts carry out, in slapstick mode, deliberate inquiries into process. From the Gutaï group’s spectacular gestures to Wim Delvoye’s digesting machine, the works brought together in these pages by process-oriented painter Bernard Frize sustain the notion of the artist’s labor-intensive engagement with the mechanics of a work. In Mike Kelley’s Free Gesture Frozen, 1998, the spontaneity of the artist’s gesture is ensured a priori by the very nature of the medium—finger paint. By liberating new possibilities