Sebastian halfway down
2011, silver anodized aluminum pipes, marbles, textile, paper
Galerie Mario Iannelli, Berlin, 2011
The work Sebastian halfway down departs from the architectural structures present within the exhibition space: a former industrial room, in which massive, well-detectable supporting elements as pillars, beams and walls alternate with posthumous architectural interventions made out of plasterboard. In clear contrast to the original architecture, those elements expose their fragility. The gallery space is located within Neukölln – an area in which fast-growing square meters’ value and gentrification have dominated. Therefore, many industrial buildings underwent internal restorations to become more appetitive on the market. The work Sebastian halfway down refers to the fast-growing context by highlighting its fragile unstable premises, dominated by blown up, constantly on the edge, fluctuating economies.
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