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Anita Tarnutzer: FOURTH WALL - SIXTH PLANE

25 Jan 2014 – 22 Feb 2014

Berlin, Germany

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401contemporary is pleased to present the first collaboration with Berlin-based artist Anita Tarnutzer. Tarnutzers work KUBUS (cube) is a long term project with an open end.The sculpture project is based on the cyclic repetition of destruction and reconstruction. KUBUS is a cube made ”‹”‹of ceramic with 3 meters on a side. The concept involves the breaking of the sculpture to enter the exhibition space, as well as the breaking again in order to leave the space. Only for the period of the exhibition the cube, reconstructed from its broken fragments, is existing as a sculpture. Once geometrically perfect, the shape of the cube is deformed with any further reconstruction. The web of fractures, cracks and offsets, highlighted by the respective different colorations of the splices, increasingly pervades the flat, reflecting ceramic surface of the sculpture. With FOURTH WALL - SIXTH PLANE the cube is set up in a gallery space for the very first time. With the title of the exhibition the artist refers to the imaginary fourth wall - a term derived from the theatre - which separates" the auditorium and stage during a performance. What happens when it is broken through? When reality and fiction, art and viewer meet on a plane and mix?"

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