Basel

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (America), 1994, lightbulbs, waterproof extension cords, waterproof rubber sockets. Installation view, Lymington Road, London, 2000.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (America), 1994, lightbulbs, waterproof extension cords, waterproof rubber sockets. Installation view, Lymington Road, London, 2000.

Basel

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form

Fondation Beyeler
Baselstrasse 101
May 21–August 28, 2010

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
June 20, 2013–April 25, 2010

MUSEUMᴹᴹᴷ FÜR MODERNE KUNST
Domstraße 10
January 28–April 25, 2011

Curated by Elena Filipovic

Remember Felix Gonzalez-Torres? The question is not facetious. As the universe spins us further away from his time on earth, one of the better questions is: Whose memories, whose records, will shape the artist’s legacy in years to come? Will it be the institutions that administer his eternally mutable sculptures? The nameless viewers who set them in motion? Or the generation of artists eating cucumber sandwiches in his cool, conceptual shade? Elena Filipovic has an exquisite response: Assemble some fifty pieces of Gonzalez-Torres’s work made between 1986 and the mid-’90s, and invite a different artist to reinstall the exhibition at each of its European venues. Danh Vo will take the first turn, at Wiels, followed by Carol Bove at Fondation Beyeler in Basel (May 21–Aug. 28) and Tino Sehgal at Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt in 2011.