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Gallery 3.6 | Installation view of Martin Creed’s installation Work No. 956: Half the air in a given space (purple) 2008 | Photography by Matthew Sherwood

The predominance of performance in contemporary art practice underlines political philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s observation about the contemporary period: ‘An age that has lost its gestures is, for this reason, obsessed by them. For human beings who have lost every sense of naturalness, each single gesture becomes a destiny’.

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