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Become Residents in Art - as part of an art installation

In the beginning of November, 2011 the artists gallery, THE PROPOSAL, opened its doors to the public in a quiet city centre courtyard in Zurich. THE PROPOSAL offers the unique experience of spending a night in it’s own Bed & Breakfast. Guests can experience being part of an art gallery during an exhibition and while exhibitions are being installed. They become “residents in art”. Visitors are not just ordinary guests of the gallery. THE PROPOSAL is organized as an association so visitors can become members of this remarkable art club.
The gallery does not present usual art; instead it showcases prototype versions of possible artwork. As such, THE PROPOSAL offers a platform to exchange and discuss thoughts about the necessity and originality of art. The suggestions shown by different artists come from architecture, design and fashion.

THE PROPOSAL presents six ideas that combine art and hospitality starting with the first exhibition “too fat to fail” by Jeremie Maret. who hopes to see it commissioned and installed - 10-times larger, squeezed into New York’s Grand Central Station. This artwork was inspired by Mexican Manuel Uribe – one of the fattest men alive – and can be viewed in the gallery itself.

A second artwork, -untitled, is also on display:

The question “what are we busy about?” asked by Henry David Thoreau is the centerpiece. The concept is visualized by standard Euro-pallets which represent order and efficiency in the production process.


“it is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.
the question is what are we busy about?”


Live, Sleep and Dream Art as residents of THE PROPOSAL in central Zurich

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THE PROPOSAL

Zurich, Switzerland
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