DEAD


Wicker, willow wicker, willow
170(l) x 73(w) x 81(h) cm

3,500 - 4,500

peter friedl

(Born in 1960 in Oberneukirchen, Austria. Lives and works in Berlin) Peter Friedl is an Austrian artists who is well-established in Europe and the states. He works with the deterioration of a coherent framework, which lets us know what we are supposed to do with things. This creates for the viewer a tragic/comic situation of attempting to decode the messages, which are inevitably deposited around the work. A counter-situation is set up as to the viewer's readiness to read a message which has become incomprehensible. In Friedl's works a certain rhetoric of degeneration occurs. Any system inherent in the work is challenged which entails not only a formal issue, but also the issue of the work's substantiality, which, on a linguistic level, eventually questions the entire system.

Typically, the artist ascribes a counter-voice to every assertion of identity. He responds to a heartfelt need today to participate in the practice of social communication, the site where "the limits of my own world" are forcibly overcome.


Links to Other Artists

Tord Boontje Hussein Chalayan Duncan Copley
Milena Dopitova Rose Finn-Kelcey Peter Friedl
Owen Gaster Inventory Jessica Ogden
Simon Periton George Shaw Linder Sterling
Bob & Roberta Smith Fiona Raby & Anthony Dunne Padraig Timoney
Gavin Turk Lawrence Weiner