The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb
Hans Haacke (Cologne, Germany, 1936)
Work for the Exhibition in Zagreb
Text, self-adhesive letters
199.5 cm x 224.5 cm
Work for the Exhibition in Zagrebwas created during Haacke’s stay in Zagreb in 1980 while preparing his exhibition in The Museum of Contemporary Art. This work is paradigmatic of Haacke’s art practice of that period. In it he attached the following text/statement to a mirror: Because I do not speak or read Croatian, and I am also not familiar enough with the social and political situation in Yugoslavia – I am unable to execute a particular work for this Zagreb exhibition as I have elsewhere executed works appropriate to specific circumstances.
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