Georg Herold

  • © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Foto: Galerie Grässlin
    Georg Herold, Herrenperspektive (Men's Perspective), 2002
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, photo: Galerie Grässlin

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Herrenperspektive (Men's Perspective)
2002
Sculpture of roof battens, glass and twine
235 x 60 x 365 cm

 

The objects and installations of Georg Herold seem to be just as random as the way the name of the Dada movement was invented in 1916. And Georg Herold's works are also just as quirky and provocative as "Dada". His preferred materials are unplaned roof battens, bricks and concrete, wire, cardboard and neon tubes. The minimalistic and ironically titled sculpture "Herrenperspektive" ("Men's Perspective") bears witness to this subversive artistic attitude. Displayed in a large glass case are roof battens which have been thrown into turmoil. Fixed apparently in a makeshift manner with nylon threads, they enliven the interior of the glass case like a "mobilé", as in a sort of theatre, thereby chipping away at the apparently serious viewpoint of a "Men's Perspective".

 

Georg Herold was was born in 1947 in Jena, he lives and works in Cologne.

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