Michael Asher – Subversive Artist R.I.P

Michael devoted his work to exploring the limits of the galleries and schools and museums that give context and space for art, poking at all sorts of barriers and shibboleths with a humor that was sometimes sly, and sometimes hilarious,” Thomas Lawson

In 1970, Michael Asher created a piece that opened to the street outside Pomona College’s museum. (Pomona College Museum of Art)

Michael Asher was 69.(July 15, 1943 – October 14, 2012)

Storied Teacher and Artist Who Examined, Defied Convention

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    Michael Asher’s “2010” work, “No Title,” opened the Biennial continuously to the public twenty-four hours a day from Wednesday, May 26 at 12:00 am through Friday, May 28 at 11:59 pm. This video features surveillance footage—taken in the Museum’s lobby—of the first ten seconds of every hour during the project.

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