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Maria Eichhorn, Baudiagramm, 12 Pendel, 8 Ruten (Building Diagram, 12 Pendulums, 8 Rods), 2014, floor drawing, texts, object descriptions, hose, pump, pendulums, rods, dimensions variable.

Maria Eichhorn

Kunsthaus Bregenz

Maria Eichhorn, Baudiagramm, 12 Pendel, 8 Ruten (Building Diagram, 12 Pendulums, 8 Rods), 2014, floor drawing, texts, object descriptions, hose, pump, pendulums, rods, dimensions variable.

One visitor to Maria Eichhorn’s recent exhibition wrote in the guest book that the most interesting thing about the show was reading the guest book. The book in question was filled with protests that the show was a complete waste of money, and that it wasn’t even art. And indeed, non-art and money have long played a central role in Eichhorn’s work: Among the objects on display were fifty thousand euros in cash, a part of the work that, presented at Okwui Enwezor’s Documenta 11 in 2002, launched the artist’s international reputation. It represents the foundational capital backing the Maria Eichhorn Public Limited Company, a legally functioning enterprise that explicitly undermines corporate principles—its charter stipulates that its capital must not increase in value. As in Kassel, Eichhorn exhibited the complete internal correspondence of her company in the form of enlarged

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