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ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING

ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING

Private Gallery
 
8.8.2008 : SLOW – MOTION – HIGHWAY dedicated to the people of China
 
Doris Schaelling + Jörg Enderle
Doris Schaelling + Jörg Enderle
  August 8th, 2008

START OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES 2008 IN BEIJING

Doris Schaelling + Jörg Enderle

SLOW - MOTION - HIGHWAY


In Chinese art stones and rocks are an omnipresent topic: bizarrely shaped massive rocks had been placed in gardens and inner courtyards; artists and man of letters placed small and dainty stones in their studios. The stones were considered and admired as precious treasures. Stone landscapes, mythical paradise worlds, mysterious grottos in rugged rock faces, mountains miniaturized to stones, stones monumentalized to landscapes and images of luscious rock gardens functioned to meditate about the power of nature by the stones.

Although the West does not have a comparable tradition, preoccupation with stones is a permanent feature in European art.

The artist couple Schaelling | Enderle focus on stone as material for their sculptures since decades, they experience that this more than sheer physical and amenably sculpture material is encountering them.

Schaelling | Enderle see stone as primary matter and thus, even though changed over and over again, the seed of their existence. When looking at the stone they are caused to reflect about the own self and existence in the world.

The artwork SLOW - MOTION - HIGHWAY now presented in front of the TODAY ART MUSEUM in Beijing was created by the sculptors within a triennial process in Liege/Belgium and especially for China.

SLOW - MOTION - HIGHWAY is dedicated to the people of China.

We wish you a peaceful time, successful, free and harmonic Olympic Games.

Image
SCHAELLING / ENDERLE
, SLOW-MOTION-HIGHWAY
Installation view: TODAY ART MUSEUM, BEIJING, CHINA
Courtesy ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN / WHITE SPACE BEIJING

ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING
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