universal thoughts: key, vase, ashtray, step,shelf, book, wall 2017
"On the outside of the building, above the entrance rests a neon-sign in shape of Petermichl’s key to his Viennese studio 2012-2014. The main wall of the exhibition space is coated with reflective glass pearls – The Austrian glass manufacturer Swarovski developed this material for visibility of road markings at night. The exhibition concept evolves around two series of ceramics that carry imprints of different sets of keys: A series of 7 ceramic ashtrays spread out across the gallery and a series of vases, which are not on display but represented through museum-specific product photographs. Petermichl designed a flight of steps, which is comprised of reproductions of Donald Judd bookshelves, and connects the first exhibition room with the bar room of New Jörg. In the latter, Petermichl reconstructed a segment of Donald Judd’s private library in Marfa, Texas – the segment dealing with scientific knowledge about the Universe." from the press release.
APR 14-28, 2017 @ New Jörg, Vienna, Austria Photos: Peter Mochi