until 04.11. | #4010ARTatBerlin | RASCHE RIPKEN presents from 8. September 2023 the exhibition TELEVISION by the artist Franz Schmidt.
Work, living, leisure, consumption – from these and other spheres of life, the Berlin-based artist selects exemplary everyday objects that he translates into sculptures made of lacquered MDF. In the process, he transforms the objects to a subtle abstraction of minimalist appearance, changing proportions, details and colouring.
For example, he builds technical appliances, washing machines, radios, televisions, a beverage dispender, a cash register or a sewing machine, which are partly presented on pedestals and, in their iconic character, evoke images of memories and arouse individual desires. But there are also celestial phenomena such as a yellow star or half a rainbow, taking on an unexpectedly material shape.
In addition, the artist expands the arsenal of his objects with large-format black-and-white photographs – and thus creates a stage-setting that repeatedly evokes surprising perspectives and mental cross-connections.
Opening: Friday, 8. September 2023, 8:00 – 9:00 pm, in the presence of the artist.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 8. September to Saturday, 4. November 2023To the Gallery
Image caption title: Franz Schmidt, Kasse II, 2022, MDF, wood, paint, 173 x 51,5 x 41 cm
Exhibition Franz Schmidt – RASCHE RIPKEN | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin