The clowns have been created by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, they are the focal point for his solo exhibition; Vocabulary of Solitude. This work is a portrait of a single person’s day represented in 45 acts. They are individually titled in the present tense: be. breathe. sleep. dream. wake. rise. sit. hear. look. think. stand. walk. pee. shower. dress. drink. fart. shit. read. laugh. cook. smell. taste. eat. clean. write. daydream. remember. cry. nap. touch. feel. moan. enjoy. float. love. hope. wish. sing. dance. fall. curse. yawn. undress. lie. Each passive clown is a stand-in for one of these actions. In addition to this dreamscape the exhibition includes several other large-scale signature works.
Arken Museum of Modern Art