Untitled (female artist)
Baldessari without balls
Christian Jankowski (Manifesta)
Leap into the void
The Contribution (LACMA)
Untitled (Getty-Hammer-Lacma-Moca)
Out of Context
Liberation (Neue Nationalgalerie)
The artist was present
Fountain (after Sherrie Levine)
untitled (NY-MX-VIE)
untitled (pastel)
untitled (neon)
8.75 meters of fame
The Present
Erased Hirschhorn / Erased Levine
The World's Leading Art Magazine
Erased Rauschenberg
The Kiss (MoMA)
On the Illusion of Art
Untitled (Bauzaun VLM)
Erased Pictures from Flash Art N°259
My Most Favourite Art
untitled (leather jacket)
Fucks the Curator
Public Dancefloor
Everyones' Best Friends
untitled (thanks to the consumers)
untitled (pillows)
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The Present 2012 / Intervention in public space / limestone / 100 x 116 x 80 cm

In her intervention in public space titled The Present, Maria Anwander was able to impose herself in a very astute and radical way. In a secret dawn action, she placed a two-ton block of limestone on Place d'Armes in the middle of Luxembourg city center. An inscription carved in the stone and acting as a title card mentions the name of the artist, the title of the artwork, the material used and the dimensions. It also informs us that the stone is a donation from the artist to the City of Luxembourg in 2012. Except that the donor hadn't sought the consent of the donee. Thus the City of Luxembourg authorities, having not been informed of this donation, would have to decide the fate of the project: either remove the stone with immediate effect, or accept the donation. With the Present Maria Anwander opted for a frank approach: indeed, even submerged in a river, her stone will never really disappear and cannot fall completely into obscurity. Even though the stone as such was not really an artwork, it nevertheless lends materiality to the artist's concept and will leave a trace. [...] Text: Christine Walentiny