DIE WELT ALS LABYRINTH, the title of MAMCO’s current exhibition on the Letterist and Situationist International movements, refers to an “unfulfilled project for a Situationist exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1960”:
“How to exhibit in a museum people who were systematically opposed to cultural institutions? Going further than a sabotaging of art through an unconventional register of forms and techniques, it was art as distinct social territory, governed by institutions, and determined by the market economy, that was in these movements’ crosshairs.”*
This investigation of May 1968 was organized by John Armleder, Paul Bernard, Gérard Berréby, Lionel Bovier, Alexandra Catana Tucknott, Julien Fronsacq, and Mai-Thu Perret, and includes work by Jacqueline de Jong.
DIE WELT ALS LABYRINTH, through May 6.
MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAIN, Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10, Geneva.
Top and second from bottom: Targeting Surrealism.
Below: Jacqueline de Jong, Oedememonologists (detail), 1971. Image credit: Château Shatto.
Bottom: Letterist calling card.