The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, November 1, 2014


Exhibition Series Presents Anri Sala's Installation "Title Suspended"
Anri Sala, “Title Suspended” (2008).
FRANKFURT.- The “Title Suspended” installation by renowned artist Anri Sala is the ninth and penultimate installment in the “Double” exhibition series at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt/Main. The artist’s installation was devised for Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst in Bremerhaven in 2008 and has been faithfully reconstructed at MMK, where it will be on show from August 20 to October 31.

The MMK developed the exhibition series in close cooperation with curators Gregor Schneider and Moritz Wesseler, and chose for it ten exemplary projects that give an impression of the legendary exhibition work of the gallery in Bremerhaven.

Sala’s installation “Title Suspended” (2008) presents two plastic hands stuck in violet thin rubber gloves. They slowly revolve endlessly around their own axis. Viewers soon perceive the reference to one of the most important works of art history: Sala’s reconstruction of this detail alludes to one of Michelangelo’s central frescos, namely “The Creation of Adam” in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. It shows God the Father, who is trying with his outstretched finger to reach Adam, who lies on the ground, to instill him (and by extension humanity as a whole) with the spark of life. However, the viewer does not actually see the moment when the finger touches the body. Anri Sala gives this artistic idea a grotesque spin in his installation. The fingers in the hands cyclically swiveling around their axis gradually fill out until they seemingly emulate Michelangelo’s figure perfectly. Yet in the very moment when the representation achieves absolute beauty, the gloved fingers collapse. The desire for touch remains unfulfilled. The antibacterial and anti-allergic sterile gloves prevent any bodily contact.

Dagmar Kürschner, who is in charge of the “Double” project at MMK, comments that “this vivid installation is an example of the poetry of Sala’s works: It offers viewers not only a dense atmospheric image with multiple levels of interpretation, but is infused with subtle humor, too.”

Viewers experience the eternal repetition of a subtle moment between immobility and movement that likewise pinpoints the thin line between absolute success and failure. In this way, the installation resembles Sala’s films and videos in addressing questions of identity and historical relevance.

Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania and is widely considered as one of the major talents in the younger art scene. He is especially well known for his films. In 2001, he won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennial. In 2005, Sala was awarded the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst and the Hugo Boss Prize.

Anri Sala’s installation “Title Suspended” went on show in Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst in Bremerhaven in 2008 and forms the penultimate show in the “Double” exhibition series. The artist evidently concerns himself with issues of identity and historical relevance, addressing them in his films and videos and installations. “Title Suspended” shows a subtle moment between immobility and movement, repeated endlessly, and also seems suspended between failure and grandiose success.

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst | Gregor Schneider | Moritz Wesseler | "Title Suspended" |




Today's News

August 20, 2010

Salvador Dalí Sculpture Valued at 100,000 Euros Stolen from Belfortmuseum in Belgium

United States Museum Slams Romania for 'Anti-Semitic' Coin

Art Taipei 2010, the Longest-Standing Art Fair in Asia, Opens

Exhibition Series Presents Anri Sala's Installation "Title Suspended"

Anthropological Exhibition in Mexico City Examines Ancient Diseases in Bones

Gold Bullion Stolen from Florida's Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Printmaking through the Ages at Christie's this September

Archivist Finds 1794 Document in Eisenhower Papers

MIA Adds Prized Objects to its Sculpture and Decorative Arts Collection

Stolen Greek Statue Confiscated in Canada to Return Home to Egypt

Six Works Vie for Coveted Fourth Plinth Spot in Trafalgar Square

Divers to Pull World War II Plane from California Reservoir

Brooklyn Museum Announces Major Change in Hours Starting in October

Dr. Kent Lydecker Appointed New Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Queen Victoria's Christmas Presents to John Brown Makes £23,000 at Bonhams

Hold On! For Fath's Double World Championship Winning URS Sidecar at Bonhams

Smithsonian Scientists Help Create First Frozen Repository for Hawaiian Coral

Incredible Shrinking Moon Is Revealed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Exhibition of 2000 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art Opens in Canberra

National Portrait Gallery Launches First 'Interactive' Family Audio Guide

Tales of Resistance and Change: Artists from Argentina Exhibit in Germany

Hirshhorn to Present Major Guillermo Kuitca Retrospective

Serpentine Gallery to Show First Major UK Exhibition by Swedish Artist Klara Lidén

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



Exhibition of Works from the Collection of the MMK Opens

Exhibition on Fashion and Photography of the 1990s at MMK

Exhibition Series Presents Anri Sala's Installation "Title Suspended"



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site