Michael Sailstorfer, ‘Teppich Zürich 1 (Rug Zurich 1)’, 2017, Mixed Media, Rug made of police uniforms, Grieder Contemporary
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Michael Sailstorfer

Teppich Zürich 1 (Rug Zurich 1), 2017

Rug made of police uniforms
78 7/10 × 275 3/5 in
200 × 700 cm
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Location
Kusnacht
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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, ‘Teppich Zürich 1 (Rug Zurich 1)’, 2017, Mixed Media, Rug made of police uniforms, Grieder Contemporary
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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

Teppich Zürich 1 (Rug Zurich 1), 2017

Rug made of police uniforms
78 7/10 × 275 3/5 in
200 × 700 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Kusnacht
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