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Jochen Gerz, b.1940

There were so many doors too, . . .1973

There were so many doors too, . . . is a 1973 work by Jochen Gerz. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumSix plastic pockets on board
Dimensions40.2 x 30.1 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.215 GL
Image Caption
Jochen Gerz, There were so many doors too, . . ., 1973, Six plastic pockets on board, 40.2 x 30.1 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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About the Artist

Jochen Gerz b.1940

German artist Jochen Gerz was born in Berlin and studied literature and archaeology in Cologne, Basel and London. He began his career as a writer and moved to Paris in 1966 where he began to work in photographs, texts, installations, videos and performance. Since the 1980s he has created ‘anti-monuments’ in Germany, France, Italy, England, Austria and Ireland, that subvert the idea of commemoration and involve the public and media in the process of creating and defining artwork. Gerz has received numerous awards, including the 1988 Grand Prix National des Arts Visuels, and he is a member of the Art Academy, Berlin and Honorary Chair at the Braunschweig Art Academy. Gerz is now based in Ireland.
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