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Patricia London Ante Paris

Knoll Gallery | Vienna

The artist adopted the pseudonym, Patricia London ante Paris, during her stay in London. For this exhibition, she created an installation, 4 Masosuta, 1992, for the imaginary figure of Masosuta. The windows of the gallery were covered to eye level with newspapers. In front of them there were four metal tables on which were placed four wooden boxes. Like altars they supported cast human organs. On the opposite wall hung Masosuta’s Manifesto, 1991—instructions on how to attain a better life in this world. The German text was translated into Arabic, Japanese, and English, and each text was framed like a diploma. In the back of the space, marked by gray woolen blankets placed in a square, there were four clumsily turned pots, an egg, and four nails driven into the wall. Numbers hanging over the arrangement encoded it as the bare minimum of civilized and social achievement: 1=curtains; 2=chair;

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