Berlin-based sculptor and installation artist Michael Sailsdorfer, whose work was shown in 2008 at New York's P.S.1, here presents new work: a popcorn machine, a film with its projector, a neon sign, a set of little bus shelters outfitted with amenities for living, a motorized revolving tire installed off the wall.
Published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg. Essays by Max Hollein and Johan Frederik Hartle.
Sailstorfer, a graduate of the Munich Academy of Visual Arts, is 26 this year, and has already appeared in Manifesta 5 and at biennales in Liverpool and Havana. The metamorphic interventions that have brought him early renown raise the nostalgic potential of the past while offering viewers a bridge to the new--they include the reconstruction of a glider as a tree house and the materials of a condemned house as a three-seat sofa.