HSG – University of St. Gallen is one of the leading business schools in the world. The university has a significant art collection, including works by Gerhard Richter, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, Jean Arp, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tàpies and Max Bill. Most works have been commissioned specifically for the various sites on campus where they are today.
The installation consists of several speakers hidden in specific spots of the building (in front of elevators, stairs, cafés, passage corridors, etc.).
But something curious occurred: the speakers were constantly and voluntarily turned off by the school’s technical team, despite the institution’s acknowledgement of the event.
It was a strong reaction triggered by a work that aimed to interrogate the connections and close interchange between art and an institution dedicated to business.