Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Andreas Münch.
An artist's project, this publication gathers sketches, technical drawings and 3D renderings of architectural structures and public systems by the Geneva-based Swiss artist Fabrice Gygi. First presented at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Irene Hofmann, Jean-Charles Massera, John Miller.
Author of numerous performances, printed projects and events since the 1980s, the Swiss artist Fabrice Gygi has always cultivated a social and political dimension in his work. This publication surveys all aspects of the artist's output and revises the original edition published in 2005.
Published by JRP|Ringier/Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Edited by Irene Hofmann. Essays by Irene Hofman, Jean-Charles Massera and John Miller.
Flip casually through this monograph by Fabrice Gygi, a rising art star, and it seems that he makes attractively simple designs for contemporary mass living. His installations contain structures made of industrial materials such as metal tubing, tarps, inflatable cushioning and steel sheeting, and appear to be easily erected (and deconstructed) for meetings, parties, sports activities or other gatherings. A closer gaze reveals a sly political dimension and a certain creepy ambiguity. A polling booth looks efficient in its crowd-control mechanisms, but is it too controlling? And in another piece, ominous loudspeakers, too large for the space allotted, hover over a step-up podium that rises above orange gymnastic matting: Is it a bully pulpit for a benign religious leader or a bullying pulpit for a portable demagogue?