Gym (Jõusaal) restages a work Augustas Serapinas initially conceived in residence at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia. During this time, the artist came across a number of abandoned sculptures, relinquished and left behind by Fine Arts students. Reflecting on the Academy’s isolation from its surrounding environment – which included athletic training sites used in preparation for the 2012 Olympics – Serapinas revitalized the discarded works by constructing a gym within the Academy’s parameters.
All equipment utilized here has been recreated from memory and interrogates the possibility of applying novel functions to the notion of the artwork previously made redundant.
Artist adds a new piece of gym equipment made from materials found on exhibiting venue site every time he exhibits it in a new location.
|Place / venue
|3 – 30 March 2018
|Augustas Serapinas Piktogram