‘I’m really interested in what sculpture can be and how a sculpture can
spread out and use much more space than it physically has.’
german artist michael sailstorfer, with a kind of audacious architectural alchemy,
builds dysfunctional sculptures and transforms their previous utilitarianism
into follies of uselessness, charm and wit.
images © the artist, 2007
courtesy christine andersen
land art for fish – not for art theoreticians.
sailstorfer sinks styrofoam letters of an entire alphabet into the sea on a concrete
block and marks the geographical locations. ‘U6, 14 Grad 34, 790 N / 60 Grad 50,969 W’.
‘rocket tree’, 2008
image © the artist
courtesy galerie perrotin, paris
artwork from the current exhibition ‘no light’
at galerie perrotin in paris (on show until 07/03/2009)
michael sailstorfer was born in 1979 in velden/vils .
he studied at freie kunst akademie der bildenden künste in munich
and at the goldsmiths college, university of london. lives and works in berlin.