Florian Slotawa – Land gewinnen – sculpture

Florian Slotawa

Land gewinnen – sculpture

26.8. – 9.10.2005

With “Land gewinnen” (Gaining land) Slotawa brings an open-air theater with 800 seats, sculptures by several artist colleagues, and the entire garden furniture from the park bench to the discarded rowing boat of former director Thomas Kempas into the interior of the house.

Once again, the artist takes up the inventory of an exhibition house for his work. In doing so, he pulls off material on one side in order to concentrate it in another place. In principle, Slotawa’s strategy corresponds to traditional procedures of classical sculpture: material is removed and condensed. However, he declares everyday and art objects that he finds in one place to be his sculptural substance.