Sneak Peek: Michael Sailstorfer, enfant-terrible

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Today, a sneak peak at an upcoming November exhibition that can elicit a literal, "this has never happened before".

Michael Sailstorfer will be making his
debut solo exhibition in Dubai exclusively at Carbon 12 Dubai.


Carbon 12 Dubai - Michael Sailstorfer - Zeit ist keine Autobahn Friedrichshafen - Tyre, iron, electric motor - 95 x 65 x 80cm - unique - 2010 - photo courtesy of Paul Silberberg

Time is not a motorway, 2010, A tire which spins itself into the wall, self destructing, "going nowhere fast"


Michael Sailstorfer could be considered
either the enfant-terrible or the new voice of a long-line of German
contemporary art. His wabi-sabi aesthetic often deals with space, motion
and how we function in the world. He is resourceful: he utilizes the day-to-day,
decrepit, oft-overlooked functional objects as his materials. He is also
naughty: he decontextualizes these materials, reassigning them physical
qualities that simultaneously incite wonderment and fear while keeping the
palette of decay in the shiny new-ness of his incarnations. Sailstorfer uses
his mind through his hands (a tendency since his childhood), deconstructing,
tinkering, reassembling with a youthful curiosity,