Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Visit to Falckenberg Collection Hamburg

On the night of our opening we visited the Falckenberg collection... but to confuse you the work featured was from the Reininghaus Collection Cologne. There were some brilliant works - I was drawn (of course) to the work that litterally had bells and whistles! We had great fun in immersive installations by John Bock and John Kessler. Each dealing with violence and mortality in very humourous ways...

John Kessler installation

hot inside John Bock

My lasting vision of the Bock installation was the artist himself drowning in a bucket of baked beans! Strange to visit a private view on the night of your own, but this is Hamburg - we'll do what Hamburg people do - we're open till 3am!

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