Hans Haacke – “World Poll (2015)”
The ‘World Poll’ (parts on view at the image below) isn’t the first by Hans Haacke. He started with his work on art-installations for asking people for their opinion already in the late 1960ies on occasion of Vietnam war and as an reaction to the establishment which influenced (with money, political influence) not only the status quo of inequality (race, gender, income) but also the content of what was exhibited at museums.Tate describes Hans Haacke as an artist who “touches taboos in the social system” and whose aim is “the nerve-centre of the establishment”. Tate Papers publishes the personal memories of Hans Haacke for the first exhibited poll in 1970 at MoMA via PDF.
“In the exhibition we present a selection of his polls, as a way to think about democracy and the power of change,” says Okwui Enwezor (curatro of The Venice Biennale) in the interview with L’Uomo Vogue.
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