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2011 – Ursus Wehrli's Art of Clean Up


Ursus Wehrli, a Swiss comedian and artist, is known for his parodic art project called "Tidying up Art", where he rearranges well-known paintings in an orderly fashion (see his 2003 book and his 2006 TED Talk). In 2011, he started a project called "The Art of Clean Up" where he rearranges everyday objects and people.

Also see our other entries on physical visualizations created by rearrangement.


  1. Maria Popova (2013) The Art of Cleanup: Ursus Wehrli Playfully Deconstructs and Reorders the Chaos of Life
  2. Chronicle Book (2013) Art of Clean Up Book Trailer (youtube video)
  3. Ursus Werhli (2006) Tidying up art (TED Talk) 
  4. Images from, and

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: art, participatory, people, rearrangement