Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.

AUP follows the publication entitled “Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects,” collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa after several years of international research conducted in the late 1990s. Twenty years later, the Agency of Unrealized Projects was formed in collaboration with Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, and an open call for unrealized projects was issued for its first public exhibition at ArtBasel in 2011. The open call will continue until all unrealized art projects are compiled.

The pyramids...to be seen to be believed - Jonathan Monk

Visual Poem: Cap I Cua - Joan Brossa

Chen H.V.O + G.T. - Bertrand Lavier

A House of Dust - Alison Knowles

Nicht realisierte Projekte - Stefan Demary

Arrangement Stroom HCBK Den Haag - Ange Leccia

City Hall Tower Night Ilumination - Krysztof Wodiczko

Memorial - Ilya Kabakov

To Two Too; Hypothetical Monument for a Natural Disaster - Jeffrey Wisniewski

Aguapracasa - Gabriel Orozco

Agency of Unrealised Projects
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