In this Going Out Elsje meets Matias Faldbakken at the openin gof his solo exhibition in the Wiels, Brussels. This solo exhibition by Matias Faldbakken reflects the artist´s on-going interest in transforming an existing language of forms related to a particular period in modernism. For this specific project, Faldbakken has sourced iconic sculptures created in Norway in the 20th century to carry out a condoned vandalism. Faldbakken essentially de-skills modernist sculpture’s aspirations toward the aerodynamically abstract and the utopically minimal by acrobating respected works of sophisticated ‘art’ into vessels for intoxication
Throughout his practice as artist and writer, Matias Faldbakken displaces and reconfigures cultural signifiers in order to create a field of agitated idleness. In imposing a turbulence to the original sequences of reading and interpretation, the artist underscores the eradication of cause and effect in heightening the symptoms of an alienated and self obsessed society
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