Arte & curiosità dal mondo

Venice Art Biennale 2022 – “Elephant” by Katharina Fritsch

Artist: Katharina Fritsch (Germany)
Title: Elephant
Year: 1987
Installation view at: Venice Art Biennale 2022
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

Katharina Fritsch’s realistic sculptures dissolve the edges between the ordinary and the uncanny, stirring our deep-rooted dreams and nightmares while awakening childhood memories of religious tales, fables, and myths. Her works – which appear as boldly hued large-scale public projects, strangely scaled sculptures, intimate sound pieces, and multiples – project a confidence that can be interpreted as variably protective or threatening. Cast in dark green polyester from the mould of a stuffed elephant, Elefant / Elephant (1987) reproduces the textures and folds of the mammal’s body with startling exactitude, and its size, clarity of anatomical detail, and colour profile take on a supernatural effect…
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