Akt 1-5

Michael Sailstorfer


Akt 1-5, 2014
Video installation multichannel loop

The work of Michael Sailstorfer reflects on the relationship between artist and model, using a bottle of wine as an instrument to outline the profile of a girl in five different poses, reminiscent of the statues of the Tuscan Renaissance. It offers a contemporary perspective for a re-reading of the presence of tradition in Italian art history, a source of inspiration for a video installation of rarefied and rigorous elegance.

The Artist

Michael Sailstorfer

He was born in Vilsbiburg, Germany in 1979. He lives and works in Berlin. A conceptual artist, his research focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday objects using different materials to create sculptures and installations both for outdoor and indoor spaces.

The main solo shows include:

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris; Galerie Johann König, Berlin; Public Art Fund New York, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York; S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium; Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf; Sébastien & Rodolphe Janssen Project Space, Brussels; Institut für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Nuremberg; Autobahn, Rote Zelle, Munich; Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, California.


Michael Sailstorfer, label for CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino, Dedicated Vintage 2008. Ed. 500 Magnum, 2013

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