Urs Fischer & Georg Herold: Necrophonia
Text by Barnett Newman
Necrophonia documents a 2011 collaborative exhibition by Urs Fischer and Georg Herold at The Modern Institute in Glasgow. Transforming the gallery into a studio, the artists created figurative sculptures based on poses performed by models from a nearby art school. For the duration of the exhibition, the resulting sculptures—made of unfired clay, so that they disintegrated over time—were exhibited alongside the live nude models from which they were derived, activating the exhibition space with a charged human presence and juxtaposing the real and its representation.
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