BEN VAUTIER (1935, Naples, Italy)

Ben Vautier approaches to the Fluxus movement in 1962 and the mouve- ment of Nouveau-Rèalisme groups and new-dada. Vautier and the Fluxus group plan to incor- porate the concept of art, including the function of the object and everything that happens in everyday life, trying to establish a close relationship between art and life. This idea brings extensive art Vautier to support an aesthetic appropriation, which prompts him to take posses- sion - and then to sign as their own creation - everything that is around us, and to experience all forms of artistic expression, such as happenings and the “Écritures”, a set of images, advertising illustrations and photos, to which the artist supports its written comments. Vautier lives and works in Nice, France.


Exhibitions:
2013    "Personal Structures", 54th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Publications:
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Introspection on Ben. In: Carte d'Arte, Spring 2014, Italy
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, BEN VAUTIER: INTROSPECTION TRUTH ART & SEX, PSAP #07, GlobalArtAffairs Foundation, Netherlands, 2013
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE 2, Global Art Affairs Foundation, 2013
• PERSONAL STRUCTURES: La Biennale di Venezia 2013. Exhibition Catalogue for PERSONAL STRUCTURES, part of the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, 2013