The exhibition HITZEFREI by Michael Sailstorfer is on view from February 11th till March 12th at KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin.
OPEN TUE - SUN, 11 AM - 6 PM
In his sixth solo exhibition at KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer presents two uniquely paired works — Brenner (2017), a new, large-scale sculptural installation, and the video Traenen (2015). Both works consider not only their relationship to one another, but above all their respective placement within the gallery, making full use of the distinctive spatial possibilities afforded by St. Agnes. In a characteristic manner, Sailstorfer’s works in Hitzefrei demonstrate his unique understanding of the vocabulary of sculpture, formalizing and transforming known materials or mechanical systems into objects that readily and thoughtfully transcend their original purpose. At once solemn and darkly humorous, these works are imbued with a captivating tension, hinting at notions of destruction, transformation, and change.
Michael Sailstorfer would like to thank Volkswagen AG, Hartmut Dettweiler, Team Bernd Euler,
Team König, Marina Wolf, Maria Bremer, Randi Mabry, Luca Longagnani, David Ebner, Kris
Douglas, Esra Aydin, Jörg Drexler, Marcel Kwiatkowski, Hermann Rusch and Martin Germann.