H.2.N.Y Skeleton of the Dump revolves entirely around the performance "Homage to New York" (1960), of the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), during which the machine built by the artist in the gardens of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) had to self-destruct itself in 27 minutes, but, in the end, it had to be finished off by firemenbeing called in after it erupted in flames.
One of the leading artists of his generation, Michael Landy’s work has posed serious questions about globalisation, recycling, regeneration and politics. Not afraid to embrace the traditional skills of drawing, he has also made large scale installations using multimedia. He is most famous for his installation, Break Down (2001) in which he systematically catalogued then destroyed all of his possessions in a disused department store. With sharp and wry observations on every-day life, Landy constantly seeks to question the relationship between art, institutions and markets.
Michael Landy was born in London, UK, in 1963. He lives and works in London.