Andreas Techler

Forum Bilker Strasse

Usually artists try to construct a border between the front of this gallery, which serves as a lending library of pictures, and the open, exhibition space in the rear. But no wall separated them in Andreas Techler’s exhibition, and the heating pipes, rusty racks, and other construction materials looked as if they might simply have been left behind in the space—if one had not been able to ascertain that they had been placed in a particular order. All of these objects were household objects; more precisely, they came from Techler’s apartment. Like a pirate the artist took parts from the house: the rack of 32 sinks, the shower pipes, radiators, and insulation. He used basic objects like lamps, shelves, and newspapers. Everything was dusty, rusty, old; it could even be considered garbage. Techler’s system is a new order of things that simultaneously maintains their disorder.

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