Fabian Knecht

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (Dead Tree), 2017, Arnsberg forest (set-up)

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (Dead Tree), 2017, Arnsberg forest (set-up)

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (Dead Tree), 2017, Arnsberg forest (set-up)

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (Dead Tree), 2017, Arnsberg forest

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (Dead Tree), 2017, opening reception in the forest of Arnsberg

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (Dead Tree), 2017, Arnsberg forest

‘ISOLATION (Dead Tree)’ comprises an exhibition space - a ‘white cube’ - which was built for one evening around an uprooted tree in a forest near Arnsberg. The work inverts the concept of the readymade and instead of bringing a piece of ‘reality’ into the exhibition space, Fabian Knecht builds a classical exhibition space in and around reality. The piece of woodland, isolated in the clear and minimal form of the white cube, is elevated in all its complexity to a work, and made newly visible ‘on the spot’. ‘ISOLATION (Dead Tree)’ is Knecht’s fifth construction of an exhibition space framing and exhibiting a segment of reality, from arctic ocean to wasteland. So far these spaces were photographically documented, the work in Arnsberg was for the first time accessible to the public.

Architecture by Ivy Lee Fiebig

www.fabianknecht.de

www.kunstverein-arnsberg.de/fabian-knecht

 
 
Selected Works
Fabian Knecht Isolation (Dead Tree) 2017
Pipilotti Rist Open My Glade (2000)
Ed van der Elsken Beethovenstraat, Amsterdam (1967)
Santiago Sierra Obstruction of a Freeway with a Truck's Trailer (1998)
Martha Rosler Invasion (2008)
Nan Goldin Nan and Brian in Bed (1983)
Birgit Jürgenssen Nest (1979)
Tadeusz Kantor Sea Concerto (1976)
Kalisolaite ‘Uhila Pigs in the Yard (2011)
3Nós3 Intervenção VI (1980)
Wilfredo Prieto Apolitico (2001)
Julius von Bismarck Punishment (2011–2012)
Leonora de Barros Poema (1979/2013)
Daniel Knorr Family Jewels (2010)