International 2011 Archives
Michael Sailstorfer, Raum und Zeit
S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium).
26.03 – 03.07.2011
A curious spectator of everyday life
Raum und Zeit is the first solo exhibition by German sculptor Michael Sailstorfer (born 1979, Velden/Vils) in Belgium and the largest so far. On the basis of more then twenty works, S.M.A.K. sketches a nuanced picture of Sailstorfer's still young oeuvre.
Central to this exhibition are the two components that shape our reality: time and space. It is precisely these two components that Michael Sailstorfer tries to influence. In his experiments of how a droning sound fills a room or how the smell of burning rubber slowly but surely takes over the whole museum, he poses the question of how sculptures occupy space, how they expand beyond their physical size and how we, the spectator, relate to this.
Exhibition 27 April -
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Left : Michael Sailstorfer, Zeit ist keine Autobahn -
Below : Michael Sailstorfer, Sternschnuppe, 2002. DVD 1 min 4 sec. Edition of 5 plus 2 AP.
Shooting star. Photo by Michael Sailstorfer
Michael Sailstorfer, Schwarzwald (Black Forest), 2010 © VG Bild-
Sailstorfer is an image-
Above all, Sailstorfer is a curious spectator of everyday life. His work presents us with a surprising and poetic view of the reality that surrounds us. Like a child who explores the world and tries to control it, Sailstorfer transforms everyday objects into aesthetic images that question man's position in time and space.
The exhibition Raum und Zeit is accompanied by the monograph "Michael Sailstorfer: S" published by DISTANZ-