ANITA TARNUTZER Quarter Rest November 2011

ANITA TARNUTZER Quarter Rest Tuesday 29 November 2011 – Monday 12 December 2011

Eröffnung: Dienstag 29. November 19.00 Uhr
Täglich geöffnet von 16.00 – 20.00 Uhr oder nach Vereinbarung: [email protected]
Finissage: Sonntag 11. Dezember 17.00 Uhr
Quarter Rest marks the debut exhibition of a new sculpture from Anita Tarnutzer. Rising from the geometry of a cube and conceived as an ongoing project, the sculpture will only be present for the length of its exhibition in spaces, which contain door passages that are smaller than the object is large. This exhibition requirement substantiates a paradox. Can the cube ever be displayed?
The nearly three-meter-tall sculpture made from a synthetic plaster which approximates porcelain will be shattered during the deinstallation of every exhibition. Within the distinct context of each presentation, the object is reconstituted from its fragments. This effort simultaneously embodies a shift away, piece by piece, from the initial precision found in the rendering of the object and the minimalism invoked through its form. Gaps, cracks and breaks bare this reality. These instances of misconnection in the porcelain-like surface are made present with tint and filling, disassociating from a visual sense of seamlessness while providing an enhancement to structural integrity. The tint applied for each subsequent presentation will be a shade darker in hue from its previous appearance. In time, the cube will become a container of numerical-like shatterings reflected in the forthcoming gradient between the fragments that remain.
An archeologist assembling the shards of salvaged pottery from ruin as an attempt to grasp what culture lies behind a once-functional object. A child carefully gluing back together the shattered ceramic vase in secret, hoping no one will notice the newly-fractured appearance. In this setting, such analogies as relational bases are insubstantial: The archeologist will ultimately break what was constructed after its sole purpose, to be exhibited, has passed while the child proudly displays what was (and is to be) shattered by freezing it in reconstituted highlight.
What must break down to enter space must break down in order to exit onward.
At the invitation of Tarnutzer, Adam Feldmeth will be thinking in Quarter Rest for the duration of the exhibition. 

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