Chambre d’Ami⸱xes is a re-enactment of the seminal show from 1986, Chambres d’Amis. Fifty-one local and international artists were invited to re-enact the works of the fifty-one artists who participated in the original exhibition in Ghent, Belgium. Instead of presenting the contributions in fifty-eight private
houses, as in the original exhibition, all fifty-one works are installed in one single private flat – a 35 m2 studio in the 6th district of Vienna. A room full of friends!
Each artist participating in the re-enactment has been given an artist name from the original 1986 list, based on their work. All artists had the freedom to choose whether and how to re-enact the artwork from the 1986 exhibition, or to use the assigned artist name as a starting point for a new approach.
Representing the original 1986 exhibition, Lawrence Weiner shows the work he exhibited in Ghent thirty-five years ago.