Michael Sailstorfer: 1:43-47 06/05/2017 - 01/10/2017
Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer presented three installation at Jupiter Artland Foundation. Brenner (2017), a new, large-scale sculptural installation in The Steadings Gallery, the video Traenen (2015) in The Doocot and 1:43-47 (2012) in the Ballroom Gallery. In a characteristic manner, Sailstorfer’s work presented at Jupiter demonstrates his unique understanding of the vocabulary of sculpture, formalising and transforming known materials or mechanical systems into objects that readily and thoughtfully transcend their original purpose. At once solemn and darkly humorous, these works are imbued with a captivating tension, hinting at notions of destruction, transformation, and change.
1:43-47 (2012), follows a similar thread as his exhibition Brenner in the Ballroom Gallery, where a popcorn machine sits repeatedly spewing cracked kernels into the space. Eventually the gallery floor will be covered with layers upon layers of popcorn from the never ceasing production line. Sailstorfer again highlights our everlasting cessation for more and more.
Michael Sailstorfer was born in Velden, Germany, in 1979. He currently lives and works in Berlin. From 1999 until 2005, he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, and received his MA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London in 2004. His work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, including Michael Sailstorfer. Silver Cloud, Studio Michael Sailstorfer, Berlin; It might as well be spring, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minn.; B-Seite, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; Every piece is a new problem, CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Forst, Vattenfall Contemporary, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Tornado, Public Art Fund New York, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York City; Raum und Zeit, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent; Forst, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; 10 000 Steine, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main; Und sie bewegt sich doch!, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.