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The World as an Artwork

Lewis Carroll

“That’s another thing we’ve learned from your Nation,” said Mein Herr, “map-making. But we’ve carried it much further than you. What do you consider the largest map that would be really useful?”
“About six inches to the mile.”
“Only six inches!” exclaimed Mein Herr. “We very soon got to six yards to the mile. Then we tried a hundred yards to the mile. And then came the grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!”
”Have you used it much?” I enquired.
“It has never been spread out, yet,” said Mein Herr: “the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well."

Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, 1893 [Chapter XI: The Man in the Moon.]

gerhard rühm

ein-wort-tafel, 1952


Ben Vautier

"Je signe tout", 1960/1965


"J'ai rien à vous montrer.
Il y à tout à voir." (1979)


Piero Manzoni

Socle du Monde, Herning (Denmark), 1961.
(Socle magique no.3. Hommage à Galileo.)


Edward Kienholz



      The Aesthetics of Reality