Dieter Lutsch: Besuch ist wie Fisch... (Visitors are like fish...)


Opening Reception:        Friday, February 28th 2009, 6 – 10 p.m.

On view:                         Saturday, February 29th 2009, 2 – 8 p.m.

                                        Sunday, March 1st 2009, 12 – 6 p.m.


The Future Gallery proudly presents new, site-specific sculpture and installation work by Berlin artist Dieter Lutsch entitled "Visitors are like Fish". In his work, Dieter explores both the conceptual and spacial aspects of the gallery, using its very nature as both an exhibition and a living space as a starting point.

Similar to his last exhibition at Gallery Jarmuschek+Partner entitled "Trockenbau" (2008) where he stockpiled 746 euro-pallets, he is exploring the structures of the exhibition space. The fact that his works come into being – not only mentally but also physically –  on-site and not in the studio is crucial to most of his œuvre. He uses whatever is catching his attention as the beginning of his work. Then he creates a physical continuation of this initial trigger, ultimately evolving into an exploration of the whole space. The materials in use are numerous - ranging from arm-waving Japanese plastic cats with wine glasses ("Sound of Fortune", 2007), wineskins and cardboard boxes ("Red wine clouds", 2008) to wet foam ("Foam Mountain", 2006) and styrofoam ("...trough A43 and A45a", 2005) -  and carrying the charme of the every-day. In his new work, which is still in progress, Dieter is going to deal with the specific light sources in the exhibiton space –  but not without a bit of fun: the title of the exhibition is a Brazilian saying which continues "after three days, they start to stink." Depending upon the smell, we may or may not keep the work up longer this time....