Michael Sailstorfer, ‘M.46’, 2016, Perrotin
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Michael Sailstorfer

M.46, 2016

Casted aluminum, gold leaf
21 3/10 × 16 1/10 × 7 1/10 in
54 × 41 × 18 cm
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Perrotin
Paris, New York, +4 more

Michael Sailstorfer’s masks made of aluminum, bronze, gold, or iron are characterized by reduced …

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Michael Sailstorfer
German, b. 1979
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Michael Sailstorfer’s site-specific interventions emphasize transformation and challenge conventional rubrics of sculpture. He gives objects new meanings and functions by reconfiguring, though not deconstructing, them. Much of Sailstorfer’s work involves breaking down an object to reveal its physical components, as in the case of Zeit ist keine Autobahn (Time is not a motorway) (2005). The work features a spinning, motor-powered tire pressed against a wall; as the tire wears down, rubber particles collect on the floor and the scent of burning rubber fills the installation space. Sailstorfer cites the site-specific, performative work of Gordon Matta-Clark as a key influence, and says he is “interested in what sculpture can be and how a sculpture can spread out and use much more space than it physically has.”

Michael Sailstorfer, ‘M.46’, 2016, Perrotin
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Perrotin
Paris, New York, +4 more

Michael Sailstorfer’s masks made of aluminum, bronze, gold, or iron are characterized by reduced stylistic features. Because of their primitive seeming expression they recall on the one hand the cult masks of primitive people and on the other hand, the objects reveal the process of their contemporary production. …

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Michael Sailstorfer
German, b. 1979
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Michael Sailstorfer’s site-specific interventions emphasize transformation and challenge conventional rubrics of sculpture. He gives objects new meanings and functions by reconfiguring, though not deconstructing, them. Much of Sailstorfer’s work involves breaking down an object to reveal its physical components, as in the case of Zeit ist keine Autobahn (Time is not a motorway) (2005). The work features a spinning, motor-powered tire pressed against a wall; as the tire wears down, rubber particles collect on the floor and the scent of burning rubber fills the installation space. Sailstorfer cites the site-specific, performative work of Gordon Matta-Clark as a key influence, and says he is “interested in what sculpture can be and how a sculpture can spread out and use much more space than it physically has.”

Michael Sailstorfer

M.46, 2016

Casted aluminum, gold leaf
21 3/10 × 16 1/10 × 7 1/10 in
54 × 41 × 18 cm
Unique
Contact For Price
Location
Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
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