56th Venice Biennale
9 May to 22 November 2015

Winner
Golden Lion Award for Best Artist

 






CITATION
Golden Lion Award for Best Artist



ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT

The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1-3, 2013-15. Installation + Participatory Group Performance: three embossed gold vinyl wall texts, each 7,0 cm H, each affixed to 70% slate grey floor-to-ceiling wall at 2,0 m H; three circular gold reception desks, each 1,83 m D x 1,6 m H, each with chair, each centered in front of wall and below text; A4 format contracts; signatories’ contact data registry; administrator; self-selected members of the public. Detail: The Rules of the Game #1, 2013. #13001.1. Venice Biennale installation, Arsenale Gallery 5. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1-3, 2013-15. Installation + Participatory Group Performance: three embossed gold vinyl wall texts, each 7,0 cm H, each affixed to 70% slate grey floor-to-ceiling wall at 2,0 m H; three circular gold reception desks, each 1,83 m D x 1,6 m H, each with chair, each centered in front of wall and below text; A4 format contracts; signatories’ contact data registry; administrator; self-selected members of the public. Detail: The Rules of the Game #2, 2013. #13001.2. Venice Biennale installation, Arsenale Gallery 5. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1-3, 2013-15. Installation + Participatory Group Performance: three embossed gold vinyl wall texts, each 7,0 cm H, each affixed to 70% slate grey floor-to-ceiling wall at 2,0 m H; three circular gold reception desks, each 1,83 m D x 1,6 m H, each with chair, each centered in front of wall and below text; A4 format contracts; signatories’ contact data registry; administrator; self-selected members of the public. Detail: The Rules of the Game #3, 2013. #13001.3. Venice Biennale installation, Arsenale Gallery 5. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

 


Everything #21, 2010-13. Installation: Four vintage wall blackboards in lacquered wood frames, each mounted on wall at eye-level in landscape orientation and covered with single handwritten sentence repeated 25 times in white chalk handwritten cursive text. Each framed blackboard 120 cm x 250 cm. #10001.1-4. Detail: #2 of 4. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 20. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

Everything #2.2, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text. 11” x 8½”, (21,6 cm x 27,9 cm). #03001.2. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection Bertrand and Iréne Jacoberger. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin.

Everything #2.3, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text. 11” x 8½”, (21,6 cm x 27,9 cm). #03001.3. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

Everything #2.4, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text. 8½” x 11”, (21,6 cm x 27,9 cm). #03001.4. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

 


Everything #2.5, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text. 8½“ x 11”, (21,6 cm x 27,9 cm). #03001.5. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection of the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

Everything #2.6, 2003. Photocopied photograph on translucent vellum, superimposed on inkjet print photograph and overprinted with inkjet text; combined in vinyl paper protector. 11” x 8½”, (21,6 cm x 27,9 cm). #03001.6. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

Everything #2.7, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text. 11” x 8½", (27,9 cm x 21,6 cm). #03001.7. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

Everything #2.8, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text. 11” x 8½", (27,9 cm x 21,6 cm). #03001.8. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.
Acquisition Information

All proceeds from the sale, rental, exhibition, publication or production of work by Adrian Piper support the APRA Foundation Berlin (APRA), a research archive and website at adrianpiper.com established for the benefit of those students, scholars, curators, collectors, writers, and members of the general public who have a constructive curiosity or scholarly or professional interest in Piper’s work in art, philosophy and yoga. APRA aims to contribute over the long term to a more balanced comprehension of the conditions of production of Piper’s entire body of work as a unified whole, by funding research that exemplifies, models, analyzes and/or theorizes the creative multi-disciplinary expressions of the self encouraged by globalization and cross-cultural journeying.