Freitag, 21. Oktober 2016
Photos of my installation for the Artmossphere Biennale, Moscow, 2016
The installation „The Sacred Band of Thebes“ got its name from the homonymous troop of Ancient Greek soldiers, defending Thebes in the 4th century BC. The members were chosen purely for ability and merit, regardless of social class, and consisted purely of gay couples.
It consists of a space housing a series of paintings. This space is closed on three sides, with an open front, marked by four columns. The arrangement of the columns obsructs the view on the works, so the visitors are beeing forced to enter physically, getting close to the paintings and one another.
A wall separates the installation into two parts, a well visible one and a more hidden one. Entering the second room the visitor walks straight on to a painted wall, refering to the background of Johannes Mundinger, the painting of walls in public space.
The Biennale took place at Manege, the central exhibition hall in Moscow, just next to Kremlin and Red Square.
Curated by The Art Union, Berlin
made possible by Artmossphere