“Betsey Geffen: Docent guided tour of Sheldon Museum of Art”
1 hour performance
Ms. Geffen, wearing fake hips and a wig presented two new art pieces she acquired for the museum. I invented two fictitious pieces: One by Tino Sehgal and the other by Italian Fluxes artist, Gino De Dominicis. Sehgal’s piece was called "Paper Airplanes". Ms. Geffen explained to her audience how they would be integral to the production of the piece as “interpreters”. In essence, the audience was in charge of making the piece of art that the museum would then invoice to Marion Goodman Gallery. The end result would be to produce as many paper airplanes as possible and conclude by having them all thrown in unison off the museum balcony. Each plane cost $1000.00 so Ms. Geffen’s commission was ostensibly 15% of the total amount produced. Daniel Veneciano, the director, was then handed an invoice from Marion Goodman gallery that he signed as a document.
charley friedman, copyright