Something in a box — and some other things in boxes


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Something in a box — and some other things in boxes

Past: January 10 → March 1, 2014

Something in a box is already the fifth edition by the Robert Barry that was produced by mfc-michèle didier. Previously, the publisher released two films, Details and One Billion Dots, the unbound artist’s book Art Lovers and the major artwork, One Billion Colored Dots consisting of 25 volumes. This work will also be displayed at the gallery, together with this new production.

Something in a box is a limited edition of 24 signed and numbered copies. It consists of a box made of walnut wood, containing 62 index cards. Each card has a different statement by Robert Barry printed in a special font.

Something in a box reminds us of the series of artworks on index cards created by the artist in 1970-1971. For the occasion of the presentation of Something in a box at mfc-michèle didier gallery, the 62 cards will be displayed out of their box on the gallery walls, forming a wall frieze. It calls to mind Barry’s first studio in New York which had been previously used by a religious group that had left behind biblical quotes painted on the walls.

Before Robert Barry’s new publication, mfc-michèle didier has already published a series of artist’s boxes. The display of Something in a box is the perfect occasion for the publisher to present four of these boxes and their respective “things”.

  • Opening Thursday, January 9, 2014 6 PM → 9 PM
03 Le Marais Zoom in 03 Le Marais Zoom out

66, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth

75003 Paris

T. 01 71 27 34 41

Arts et Métiers
Strasbourg Saint-Denis

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

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Venue schedule

The artists

  • Paul Armand Gette
  • Philippe Cazal
  • Braco Dimitrijevic
  • Robert Barry
  • Untel