Multi-faceted artist Tom Sachs will install a Swiss Passport Office during Frieze week in London this year. Located at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, the project aims to “break down the borders and eliminate the concept of nationality,” said the artist. Having added that “this comes at a time where our liberal democracies are being threatened, and oppressed people all over the world live in danger and without refuge.”
The functional installation will allow gallerygoers the opportunity to purchase their very own, hand-typed and serial-numbered Tom Sachs Studio passport. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac will have the piece on display starting October 5. “Swiss passports will be issued live for 24 hours from 6 p.m. GMT+1 October 5th til 6 p.m. GMT+1 October 6th,” said Sachs.
View the installation above and head over to Tom Sachs’ website to learn more. Elsewhere in art, KAWS teamed up with the MoMA Design Store to release at limited 2018 holiday card set.
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Swiss Passport Office opens October 5th. Swiss passports will be issued live for 24 hours from 6pm October 5th til 6pm October 6th. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Ely House, 37 Dover st. London, W1S 4NJ Follow along @swisspassportoffice @thaddaeusropac #swisspassportoffice #thaddaeusropac Passport Office Desk #4, 2018 Mixed Media 81 H x 48.5 W x 30.125 D inches S/N: 2018.161