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Solo show: Stéphanie Saadé @ PROGR Fenster (over)

26 January 2013 until 20 February 2013
Künstlerhaus PROGR - Waisenhausplatz 30
3011 Bern
Switzerland (city map)

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Re-enactment // FIGURELLA is part of a series of works in which already existing objects are reproduced -partly or entirely- and exhibited in a new context.

Many of the objects and the spaces one encounters everyday manage to escape formatting and standardization. The ones I am interested in have been designed, conceived or arranged to serve a practical purpose. Still, aesthetical choices, whether conscious or unconscious, have been made in this process, or an aesthetically interesting shape has been unintentionally created.

As an artist, I choose to reproduce these objects in order to understand the choices their authors made, the logic underlying them, and to make this logic mine when creating new artworks.

In their new exhibition context, the re-created objects manage to surpass the practical reasons they were conceived for. They are allowed to access new layers of meaning, make way for new interpretations, and raise questions about the cultural aesthetic they are the results of.

In the case of Re-enactment // FIGURELLA, elements of a Bernese vitrine are reproduced and rearranged in the same way in the PROGR fenster. The vitrine exists twice in two close places of the same city.

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