Anna Fasshauer. Roscoe Metals
14 Sep 2016 – 22 Oct 2016
- Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 33
Anna Fasshauer names her new exhibition after “Roscoe Metals”, a company whose premises she used as production facility during her stay in Los Angeles.
Here for example she bent the metal sheets for her large outdoor sculptures. Furthermore, “Roscoe Metals” is a representative example of the world of small and medium-sized industrial production and of a form of merchandise trade that is in decline. The methods of production have also changed in the field of art. Sculptures are often conceptualized on the computer and later realized by specialized companies.
Anna Fasshauer masters with her own hands the medium and the production process like only a few other contemporary artists. The sculptures directly evolve during the working process with the material. The physicality of this working method appears subversive in the all-consuming maelstrom of neo-liberal efficiency and profit maximisation.
“If there’s anything the last quarter century has made evident for art, it’s that objecthood was never a subject that could be left behind. Where one might say that theoretical discourse on the subject certainly waned in the last decade before the new millennium, it’s become pertinent today to recognize the role novel interpretations of the object are having on contemporary art practices. And perhaps as a result of such an abundance of novel theory, the art object remains as inexhaustible and baffling as ever.”
Marc Leblanc in “On Anna Fasshauer”