Guest Artists at the Sitterwerk: Aglaia Konrad and Willem Oorebeek

Aglaia Konrad and Willem Oorebeek have been guest artists in the Sitterwerk in August 2014. For her visual examinations of architecture and urbanity, Aglaia Konrad (*1960, Austria) uses the mediums of photography and film. On the open studio she showed the film “Concrete & Samples III Carrara” from her series of four 16-mm films about sculptural architecture in the Sitterwerk. The film chosen for projection in the Sitterwerk deals with the marble quarries of Carrara, where the landscape becomes architecture.

Willem Oorebeek (*1953, Netherlands), in contrast, spoke about his artistic work. During his stay in St.Gallen, Willem Oorebeek has been working on a lecture to be presented in Rotterdam in September 2014. The topic will be his recently completed artwork “Bilderberg Utopia—The Individual Parallel.” It is thus about a work that it will be possible to see as art in the public space in Rotterdam starting next week. It comprises 604 elements attached to the façade of a building in a dot pattern. Oorebeek finds a word for each of these elements. The 604 words are randomly connected or not connected at all and exchangeable to the same extent as the 604 elements.

Open studios of Bruno Jakob and Aglaia Konrad and of Willem Oorebeek was on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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