Installing a grand staircase and a levitating giant chandelier, built of discarded furniture and matured timber, until January 16, 2010 the artists group ‘gelitin’ transforms the Meyer Kainer Gallery into ‘Palais Keiner Mayer’, as an allusion to the location of the gallery at the Palais Eschenbach.
The opulent construction is filled with arthistorical citations ranging from baroque to cubism and constructivism (Merzbau) and from Bauhaus to contemporary art. Giving the staircase’s substructure an appraising look, works by Picasso, Brancusi, Schlemmer, Beuys, Kippenberger or even Warhol will come to one’s mind. But first come the solemly-eerie ascent and descend.
Artesina, Piemont, Italy