Past Exhibition | Antenna Space

Karsten FÖDINGER: Critical Mass

Duration: 2015.12.12 - 2016.01.29
Artist:  Karsten FÖDINGER
Address: 202, 50 Moganshan Rd, Building 17, Shanghai, China
Realized through the engineering or construction techniques, the oeuvre of German artist Karsten Födinger brings forth the role of the mechanics as a constitutional element of sculpture – we are reminded that it is such a genre that rigidly follows the law of physics. The architectonical fundamentals, such as the cantilever, the avalanche breaker, or the riverside reinforcements, are utilized as a language for one to reflect on the climatic, geographical uncertainties that grounds and un-grounds the current planetary condition.

As the first international artist that the Antenna Space has premiered, as well as the artist’s first presence in China, Karsten Födinger proposes a research into the Chinese geography, concluded with four installations along with one photo series. They are infused with a sense of geo-synthetic, and is set together by Födinger as the web for cross-reference, the Critical Mass draws us to notice a thin artificial layer that would eventually wrap up the Earth, which is known as Anthropocene.