Christoph Büchel

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Frieze New York

Wanted: land-art sponsor to bury Christoph Büchel's aircraft in sand

The Swiss artist is seeking sponsors this week at Frieze New York for his new project Terminal, which involves burying a Boeing 727 jetliner in the California desert

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Refugees

Dear Christoph Büchel, this is how you provide context

An exhibition about migrant deaths at sea provides the information missing from the Swiss-Icelandic artist’s display in Venice

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Venice Biennale 2019

Fierce debate over Christoph Büchel's Venice Biennale display of boat that sank with hundreds locked in hull

Up to 1,100 may have died on board the fishing vessel; critics say its display is grossly insensitive at best while others describe it as a powerful reminder of exploitation

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Politics

Büchel’s feeble satire ignores the hateful reality of Trump’s wall

The petition to make the proposed border wall a National Landmark is one of the worst excesses of contemporary art and needs to be called out

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Politics

Fury over artist’s plan to preserve prototypes of Trump’s border wall

Others, including the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, support Christoph Büchel’s proposal to turn the eight designs into national monuments

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Politics

Christoph Büchel relaunches petition to turn Trump’s wall prototypes into a national monument

While other artists sign open letter denouncing the concept

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In the frame

Sold out: tours organised by Christoph Büchel of Trump’s border wall prototypes prove very popular