About Ben Vautier
|Name||Ben Vautier (Ben)|
|Birth Location||Napoli, NA (IT)|
Ben Vautier's Biography
Ben Vautier (born July 18, 1935) is a French artist and founder of the Fluxus movement. He is known for his provocative and humorous works involving objects, slogans, language and performance. His work is often concerned with political, social and cultural issues, ranging from consumerism and environmentalism to feminism and racism. He has exhibited and performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and his works are included in the collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate Modern in London.
Ben Vautier's Art
Exhibition view 2014()
Ben Vautier's artwork "Exhibition View 2014" is a provocative and humorous piece that challenges the traditional notion of art. Through its bold use of objects and language, the artwork questions the boundaries between art and everyday life. It encourages viewers to consider how their own lives are shaped by consumerism, environmentalism, feminism, and racism. The piece is a reflection of Vautier's Fluxus movement and its ideals of breaking down boundaries, and is an excellent example of his skill in provoking thought and debate. The work has been exhibited and performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and has been included in the collections of many major museums.
"We are all heros", Jedem sein Held", il n´y a pas de héro"(2014)
Ben Vautier's 2014 artwork "We are all heros, Jedem sein Held, il n´y a pas de héro" is a thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be a hero. Through a combination of language and objects, Vautier creates a dialogue between the viewer and the artwork. On one side of the artwork, a series of objects are arranged in a line, each one representing a different hero. On the other side, Vautier has inscribed the words "We are all heros, Jedem sein Held, il n´y a pas de héro" in bold letters. Through this work, Vautier highlights the idea that everyone can be a hero, and that there is no one-size-fits-all definition of heroism.
Ich bin wie Ich bin()
Ben Vautier's artwork Ich bin wie Ich bin is a provocative and humorous work that deals with a variety of political and social issues. The piece consists of a large black and white banner with the words "Ich bin wie Ich bin" written in bold, capitalized font. The artwork speaks to the idea of self-expression and freedom of identity, challenging societal conventions and expectations. Vautier's use of language and imagery in this piece creates a powerful statement about the importance of individuality and self-determination. Through this artwork, Vautier encourages viewers to embrace their true selves, without fear of judgement or criticism.