Take Me (I’m Yours)

February 7, 2010By Heidi EllisonArchive

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Visitors to the exhibition “Take Me (I’m Yours)” at the Monnaie de Paris can have a bite of this skeleton by Daniel Spoerri (bone-shaped bits are offered on a plate for those brave enough to eat them). It is just one of the edible exhibits in this fun, truly participative show. Other objects can be taken home or exchanged for others. My favorite exhibit was Carsten Höller’s installation of edible pills with “unknown effects” dropping one by one from the ceiling, but there was plenty more to like from 40 artists, including Gilbert & George’s provocative slogans (“Decriminalize Sex,” “Burn This Book,” etc.), available on free buttons to take away; Yoko Ono’s olive tree hung with tags on which visitors can write their hopes and dreams; and piles of free posters by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Heidi Ellison


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