minimalist advertising

We all know, the Swiss are minimalists when it comes to their aesthetics. But, now, can any of my Swiss readers explain this ad campaign to me? Are the Swiss going über-minimalist and don’t even explain what an ad is for? Sure, it made me look.

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  1. This is artwork by Felix Gonzales – Torres

  2. Felix Gonzalez-Torres @ Fondation Beyeler | Basel ->> 22. Mai – 29. August 2010

  3. aids awareness campaign

  4. ha! those billboards crack me up. i’m sad that they’re now gone.

    http://kurtriedi.com/images/sleeping.jpg

  5. No advertisement. just art. Gonzalez-Torres has billboards all over the place

  6. Felix Gonzalez-Torres took this image after his partner became terminally ill (suffering from AIDs).

    I love the poetic, featherweight presence of each of the lovers, understood through the dual imprints of their heads on the pillows. I am glad to hear that Switzerland is on board with minimalism AND contemporary art. Seeing a couple of these back in New York (where they were originally debuted in the ’80s) would be a welcome respite for our super busy (both visually and socially) lives!

  7. This is a famous conceptual public art work by the late, great Cuban artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who lived in New York. The piece, “Untitled,” is a black-and-white photograph of an empty, unmade bed with two pillows, a sheet and a top sheet. It was installed in 24 locations in New York City in 1991. It was intended as a memorial to the artist’s lover Ross, who died the same year from The photograph is a memorial to his lover, Ross who died after battling AIDS. Gonzalez-Torres succumbed to AIDS five years later. He was 42.

  8. The piece, “Untitled,” was installed in 24 locations in New York City in 1991. It was intended as a memorial to the artist’s lover Ross, who died the same year from after battling AIDS. Gonzalez-Torres succumbed to AIDS five years later. He was 42.

  9. hey everyone! thanks for the links. I’d wanted a record of that billboard.

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