Christian Jankowski and Laure Prouvost create habitable installations for TinyBE's Living in a Sculpture exhibition
29 June 2021
Initiated by TinyBE, an arts organisation in Germany focusing on sustainability, 9 artists were invited to construct a habitable installation for the outdoor exhibition 'Living in a Sculpture', on view at Metzlerpark in Frankfurt as as well as locations in Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, until 26 September 2021. The exhibition includes 9 'living sculptures' by internationally renowned artists, including Christian Jankowski and Laure Provuost, made using sustainable resources. Each artists' commission is a dwelling which is available to book for private overnight stays.
Jankowski's piece, Bodybuilding (Mies van der Rohe), 2021, is a highly complex, concrete structure disguised as an archaic dwelling on the exterior. Inside the sculpture, the viewer will be able to encounter the relief by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, honouring the groundbreaking architect.
Laure Prouvost's Boob Hills Burrow draws together common motifs seen throughout the artist's previous sculptures, paintings and tapestries. Upon entering the sculpture, which is partly underground, the viewer is confronted with existential questions surrounding their own birth and finiteness, as a Murano glass nipple skylight sheds a red glow of light down into the burrow.
Image courtesy TinyBE, photo by Wolfgang Günzel.