Average life expectancy can fool you into thinking you still have many years ahead. But what would it be like if you had only one left? What would you want to—what could
you—experience in this limited period of time?
Artist Erik Niedling would like to be buried in Pyramid Mountain
, the largest tomb of all time, conceived by writer Ingo Niermann
. To make this goal a reality, Niedling lives one year as though it were his last. The Future of Art: A Diary
recounts the joys and horrors of that year. A letter by Tom McCarthy
examines the social and philosophical implications.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “18.10.1973–29.02.2012” at the Neues Museum Weimar in 2012.
Erik Niedling (born 1973 in Erfurt, Thuringia) is a German artist.
Writer and journalist Ingo Niermann was born in 1969 in Bielefeld, Germany.