This one’s so fascinating, I’m going to steal it whole. From We-Make-Money-Not-Art:
Fabrice Gygi places riots barricades at museums, creates machines that unfold red carpets, hangs up bombs so that they resemble chandeliers, and makes a provisional voting booth for an undecided nation.
The Swiss artist critiques authoritarian systems by studying everyday architecture and ordinary objects. He questions the police’s preparations ahead of expected riots and our obsession with feeling secure. Confusing resemblances emerge between an object made for torture and a monkey bar, between a refugee camp and a structure for housing a party. The same ambivalence is found in “Aquarium”(2006) and Chèvre (2006), that the artist has created for an exhibition at Magasin 3. Are they intended for torture or for play?