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Cornelia Parker

Galerie Eigen + Art | Leipzig

Cornelia Parker’s installations tear individual objects out of their temporality. Her works are single attempts to stop time, but they do not deny the decaying and destructive effects of time. To the contrary, destruction is a conscious act. For this reason, Parker’s work was ideal here, for this gallery exists in the ruin of a Swiss bank. The poorly painted walls and the patched wood floor as well as the rusty water pipes reveal the scars of time. It is also proof that the gallery will exist for a certain length of time—that it is merely a station on the temporal continuum.

In one part of the gallery, Parker fastened silver objects with a thin wire to the ceiling. Used vessels, plates, cans, and spoons, which she found at a flea market, trailed in ribbons through several rooms. In another room white chalk pieces hung directly under the decaying ceiling. On the floor, broken pieces of stone

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