Something in a Box, 2014

Basel 2018
mfc-michèle didier
Work on Paper
62 statements on index cards placed in a box made of walnut wood
Limited edition of 24 numbered and signed copies and 6 artist's proofs
12.4 x 17.4 x 4.9 Size (cm)
4.9 x 6.9 x 1.9 Size (in)
Robert Barry "Something in a Box" 62 statements on index cards placed in a box made of walnut wood Card: 10.2 x 15.2 cm each Walnut wood box: 12.4 x 17.4 x 4.9 cm Limited edition of 24 numbered and signed copies and 6 artist's proofs Produced and published in 2014 by mfc-michèle didier ©2014 Robert Barry and mfc-michèle didier "Something in a Box" gives the opportunity to replay on another scale — 10,2 × 15,2 cm — the measurements of the card — here 62 — that were distributed about fourty years ago. We are confronted with a box made of walnut wood, containing 62 index cards. Each card of "Something in a Box" proposes a different statement by Robert Barry — 62 Statements. The first one introduces the 61 following: SOMETHING THAT... and then 61 statements that are supposed to de ne SOMETHING, the essence of which remains irrevocably unknown. Reading this new text by Robert Barry won’t change that.