The Art Newspaper |
The news this week that Christoph Büchel is petitioning to have the prototypes for Donald Trump’s border wall declared a national monument has left many in the art world scratching their heads.
Perhaps equally perplexing is the fact that the Swiss-Icelandic artist is organising tours of the towering slabs of concrete and razor wire, built at a cost of $3.3m in federal funds and unveiled in October.
Tickets, which cost $20 each, cover transportation, “professional guidance” in English and Spanish and refreshments, according to the website for Büchel’s strictly non-profit project, which is titled Prototypes and sponsored by the MAGA group (the acronym recalls the US president’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”; Büchel is behind the MAGA organisation)…read more
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