Haldensleben · Bibette headland · Hotel Hangelar
Philipp Kaiser & Barbara Englebach (Eds.)
Internationally acclaimed German sculptor Manfred Pernice’s equivocal constructions lie somewhere between autonomous sculpture and expansive room-size installation. They use as their starting point spaces (industrial plants, canals, high-rises, metro stations or dykes) and vessels (cans or containers), whose forms are defined by their respective functions. When Pernice pieces these forms together into new constellations using plywood and other materials, he produces not only complex structures but also correspondingly dense webs of social and political associations, which draw from the artist’s own photographs, drawings and documentation. This artist monograph begins with three large sculptural works exhibited at Museum Ludwig (2007) that become the inspiration for the next decade of works. Facsimile texts, found images and photographs appear throughout his installations as silent guides, resonating with allusions to historical events, literary figures and even political turmoil. Collected by numerous institutions including MOMA, NY, TATE Modern and LACMA.
Hardcover / 9 x 7 ¾ inches / 216 pp / 320 color
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