Cyprien Gaillard’s Recovery of discovery – A beer pyramid

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Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Published: December 14, 2011

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About ‘Recovery of discovery’

In 2011, French artist Cyprien Gaillard built a pyramid out of 72.000 bottles of beer at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Participants were free to enter and consume as much as the Turkish beer Efes as they wanted. The work refers to “the concept of displacement and a tourist colonialism” of previously artifacts that were relocated from other countries to Berlin.

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Cyprien Gaillard - Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Cyprien Gaillard - Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
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Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Photo: nextdecadedisciplines.blogspot.com

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Photo: nextdecadedisciplines.blogspot.com

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Photo: nextdecadedisciplines.blogspot.com

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Photo: nextdecadedisciplines.blogspot.com

Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard – Recovery of discovery, 2011, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Photo: nextdecadedisciplines.blogspot.com

Videos

Exhibition

49 sec

Exhibition video with short interview

3 min 41 sec
All images: Josephine Walter/frieze.com & Cyprien Gaillard/spruethmagers.com unless otherwise noted.

 

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