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Your Time Is My Rolex

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Wirds Bald, 2011 Machine 170 X 85 X 56 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart
Your Time Is My Rolex

Heinrich-Böll-Platz
50667 Köln
Germany
December 1st, 2012 - March 31st, 2013
Opening: December 1st, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museum-ludwig.de
COUNTRY:  
Germany
EMAIL:  
info@museum-ludwig.de
PHONE:  
+49/221/221-26165
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun (incl. public holidays): 10-6; Every first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed on Monday
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The exhibition Your Time Is My Rolex presents a number of machine sculptures by Andreas Fischer. In a carefully choreographed interplay between materials, mechanisms, and techniques, these witty manmachine parodies busy themselves, lament, and polemicize-while delivering a mixture of keen personal and outside observations on humanity, its achievements, and society into the surrounding space. In the process the fraught relationship between man and machine that has been handed down to us is lampooned, since the machines do not expose mankind's limitations by means of superhuman abilities (speed, power, complexity), but emulate them. Fischer's machines confront us with vital questions and never tire of showing the need to carry on: the machine simply has to work, has to keep on running-even if things sometimes do not turn out as they should.