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    Kurt Von Meier, Piles//1968, Documents of Contemporary Art

    Piles A pile being a work of art is no problem  – not since Marcel Duchamp. Art is not a thing – it is an event (at least since Heidegger) for the creative act in the mind of perceiver/creator: Real objects may accustom an aesthetic function. , yet they may not be necessary for a nonexclusive concept of art (as in dance, the music, bullfights? rational chess). Also following Duchamp (e,g ‘ Rou de Biyclette’ (Bicycle wheel 1913) it has not been intensely necessary for the artist to be one and the same man who made the object/thing in the spirit of ars fabricans. Artist’s imaginative act may consist in…