Fake Passports Finally Returned

Fake Passports Are Returned

Posted February 28, 2005

CINCINNATI-As written in last week’s Breaking News, posted on Feb. 21, the Austrian artist, Robert Jelinek, had his fake passports confiscated from his luggage at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport after a customs agent thought they may be harmful if imported. The Contemporary Arts Center reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed that the items will be released and returned to the artist. These “passports” were supposed to be included in the exhibition “Incorporated: a recent (incomplete) history of infiltrations, actions and propositions utilizing contemporary art,” under the group “Sabotage.”

The exhibit is a group of six artist groups who have adopted pseudo-institutional fronts to engage in political and socio-economic activities. Other artist groups included “The Atlas Group,” “Institute for Applied Autonomy,” “Newsense Enterprises,” “Temporary Services” and “The Yes Men.”

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