How does one deal with the achievements of the historical avant-gardes in the beginning of the new century? What can the artistic understanding of forms look like today under the aspect of the long tradition of an almost overpowering geometry? With a certain brutalism, Wickeroth attacks the formalistic principles of the art of the 20th century. His works represent an ideological-critical questioning of traditional aesthetic positions as he confronts striving for order and clarity always with its contra position. Discover our selection of artworks by Sebastian Wickeroth available for sale.
It is in the level of performance of her actions, the context or according to the public that Laurence defines the value of her actions. On the occasion of A Performance Affair, Laurence Vauthier will execute a series of new pieces: Added Value. It will be a question of maintaining the balance of 5 spirit levels, one by one, as long as possible at arm's length. Through this series, Laurence proposes in a radical way to establish the value of a piece according to the time during which the level will be maintained in perfect balance. The price of this work is defined by the performance or the underperformance of the artist according to a simple ratio: Performance Time / Price. The more the gesture is mastered, the more the piece will be exceptional and therefore expensive. Laurence Vauthier also proposes to question the value of her work arbitrarily. Indeed, if the 5 levels are maintained 568 seconds, what is the value of the work? € 568, € 5,680 or € 56,800? On the occasion of these works, the artist questions, with distance and a certain sense of humor, the definition of the value of a piece by bringing a form of tangibility to it. Actors, gallerists, artists and collectors estimate a price for a work, Laurence Vauthier questions the objectivity of this judgment.