International Studio Programme : June - September 2006

Michael Sailstorfer


Michael Sailstorfer 3 steres with a view, 2002 In collaboration with Jürgen Heinert Photo: Siegfried Wameser

Michael Sailstorfer takes interest in everyday objects; materials that surround us and the associations they trigger. In inflicting transformations, contextual adjustments and spatial appropriation, Sailstorfer deforms the meaning and function of the original object - leading to a renewed configuration. His work explores the unstable relationship between form and content, emphasizing that the function of an object and its material manifestations are subject to change based on historical dynamic.

Solo exhibitions include Attitudes Geneva, 2004; Welttour Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin, 2003; D-IBRB, Galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgia, 2003; Und sie bewegt sich doch!Stadt. Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2003; and heimatlied Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin, 2002. Group exhibitions include Bewegte Teile Kunsthaus Graz, Austria and Museum Tinguely, Basel, 2004; the Liverpool Biennial, 2004; Degree Show 2004, MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London; Sydney Biennial 2004; Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, 2004; Wings of Art Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst, Aachen, 2003; Fuori Uso Ferrotel, Pescara, 2003; At least begin to make an end W 139, Amsterdam, 2003; Bewegt Kunstverein Ingolstadt, Germany, 2002; Acht mal andersCentro de arte joven, Madrid, 2001; and Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany, 2001.