In her projects, Maria Eichhorn (born 1962 in Bamberg, Germany) inquires into the concept of art, wedging her work between the symbolic and the real, between the practice of art and actions geared at exploring the dynamic relationship between art, economics, public spaces, and institutional structures. Her work is conceptual and discrete, often containing instructions for actions or precise guidelines of implantation.
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About the artwork
As with many of Eichhorn's artworks, Vier Multiples in Tasche incorporates precise guidelines for implementation and investigation. The collection of objects is a multi-faceted edition which challenges its owner to complete the work by carrying out the artist-given instructions, including drawing a heart on the wall and taking a photograph with the artist. In the spirit of Fluxus, authorship of this work is distributed amongst all those who activate the work by engaging in participation.