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One Took It on Faith That the Final Scientific Picture of the World Would Be Beautiful

One Took It on Faith That the Final Scientific Picture of the World Would Be Beautiful, 2014 - Koenraad Dedobbeleer

One Took It on Faith That the Final Scientific Picture of the World Would Be Beautiful, 2014

Koenraad Dedobbeleer

Sculpture, Mixed Media
40 x 40 x 30 cm / 15.75 x 15.75 x 11.81 inch
Edition of 10 copies, comes with a signed certificate
€1060

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  • Medium: Offset print on paper, colored lacquered metal, magnets and screws
  • This work is unframed

  • Ships in 5 to 10 business days from Germany


about this work

The inspiration for One Took It on Faith That the Final Scientific Picture of the World Would Be Beautiful (2014) was provided by the art book A Four Dimensional Being Writes Poetry on a Field with Sculptures by Charles Ray, whose cover displays a sketch of geometric shapes and lines in luminous orange, with a clear resemblance to the steel sculpture Early One Morning by Anthony Caro. Dedobbeleer combines Ray’s interpretation of the Caro sculpture with a self-made mounting, coloured in a shade of green utilized by the manufacturer of Lada cars.

The paper hangs freely in the air, attached by two small magnets, while the metal construction is affixed to the wall. This edition brings together some questions that are of general importance to Dedobbeleer's practice: it oscillates between different states (in this case from two- to three-dimensionality, as well as from original to reproduction), connects with the history of art and combines everyday elements and artistic setting.

One Took It on Faith That the Final Scientific Picture of the World Would Be Beautiful was published on the occasion of the solo exhibition A quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing by Koenraad Dedobbeleer at GAK - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen in 2014.

about Koenraad Dedobbeleer

°1975, Halle (BE) – lives and works in Brussels (BE)

In his objects, installations, photographs and media projects, Koenraad Dedobbeleer develops new perspectives on our collective knowledge. His works usually take their cue from situations or objects that he encounters in everyday life; in particular architectural aspects or objects used to shape our personal living space.

Another important part of his approach is the artistic tradition of the avant-garde to which he often refers in his distortion of the familiar. Dedobbeleer does this through minimal shifts in shape, size or materials, surprising combinations and bizarre, commanding titles.

Koenraad Dedobbeleer has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; and Kunsthalle Bern. His work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; S.M.A.K., Ghent; WIELS, Brussels; and M HKA, Antwerp. Dedobbeleer also took part in the Biennal in Brno in 2014 and Porto Alegre in 2013. Moreover,

Koenraad Dedobbeleer has curated exhibitions himself, among others, at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer and at MuZEE Ostende. He also publishes UP, a fanzine focusing on interesting architectures, together with Kris Krimpe since 2006.

Koenraad Dedobbeleer is represented by the following galleries; 
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Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels 

CLEARING, New York / Brussels 

Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich 

PROJECTESD, Barcelona 

Georg Kargl, Vienna 

Galeria CarrerasMugica, Bilbao 

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