Instruction description:


HREINN FRIDFINNSSON : Beauty Marks (2004)

Place a beauty mark of appropriate size on an available or chosen wall area. The size of the beauty mark is determined by the size of the wall area. The relationship of the beautymark to the wall area should be similar to the relationship of beauty mark to the human face.

The beauty mark, preferably a perfect circle, should be black or dark in the case of a light wall, and of light or bright color in the case of a darker wall.

Like the beauty mark on a face, the beauty mark on the wall accentuates the surrounding area.

During the time period that the beauty mark is applied to the wall, a corresponding beauty mark should be applied to the face(s) of the person(s) responsible for putting the beauty mark on the wall. Great care should be taken with the choice of adhesive used on the face and the wall.


ADRIAN PIPER : The Humming Room (2012)

In order to enter a room,

you must hum a tune.

Any tune will do.

Begin humming as you approach the guard.


About the artists:

Hreinn Fridfinnsson (1943, Dölum, Iceland) is a frontrunner in Icelandic conceptual art. His works, often referred to as lyrical and poetic, are simple in composition and made from found objects. They are meant to explore the everyday human experience and to transcend the mundane materials from which they are made to evoke strong emotions in the viewer. Fridfinnsson finished his education on Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in1960 while in 1965 he co-founded the Gallerí SÚM. He has had solo shows at Malmo Konsthall, the Reykjavik Art Museum and Serpentine Gallery, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d'Art Contemporain, and the Kyoto Art Center. He also showed his work on many group exhibitions such as the 8th Biennale de Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, Pushing Reality, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Solides Fragiles, Mudam Luxembourg, Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, Be Nice To Me, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany, Icelandic Art, Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA. His permanent installations include: Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Sculpture Park, France, Isafjordur Collage, Iceland, Reykjavik Energy, Iceland, Artscape Nordland, Hattfjelldal, Norway and Amsterdam City Hall, The Netherlands.

Adrian Margaret Smith Piper (1948, New York, USA) is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. Her work addresses ostracism, otherness, racial "passing" and racism. She attended the School of Visual Arts, City College of New York, and Harvard University, where she earned her doctorate in 1981. Piper received visual arts fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1979 and 1982, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989. In 1987, she became the first female African-American philosophy professor to receive academic tenure in the United States. In 2012, she received the Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work from the College Art Association. In 2015, she was awarded the Golden Lion for best artist of the 2015 Venice Biennale for her participation in Okwui Enwezor’s central show, “All the World’s Futures”.

The instructions will be interpreted by students of the School of Fine Arts in Split, led by Neli Ruzic, students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Split, led by Viktor Popovic and Petra Mandac Do it coordinator for the Museum of Fine Arts.

Photo documentation: Darko Škrobonja