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Manuel Salvat

UBIQUE

Installation Views

Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat UBIQUE at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2012

Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat UBIQUE at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2012

Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat UBIQUE at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2012

Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Manuel Salvat

Installation view: Manuel Salvat UBIQUE at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2012

Photo: Manuel Salvat

Photo: Manuel Salvat

Installation view: Manuel Salvat UBIQUE at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2012

Photo: Manuel Salvat

Works

Photo, Mixed Media, wall paper, paper, styropor \r<br>38 x 30 x 18 cm \r\n\r\nPrivate collection \r\nPhoto: Manuel Salvat

Princesse, 2011-2012

Photo, Mixed Media, wall paper, paper, styropor
38 x 30 x 18 cm Private collection Photo: Manuel Salvat

Card paper, paper \r<br>108 x 64 x 23 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Urmöbel, 2011

Card paper, paper
108 x 64 x 23 cm Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Paper work \r<br>67 x 5 cm \r\n\r\nPrivate collection \r\nPhoto: Manuel Salvat

Des deux mondes strasse, 2012

Paper work
67 x 5 cm Private collection Photo: Manuel Salvat

Mirror, photography, stones, card paper \r<br>45 x 45 x 40 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Manuel Salvat

Immeuble producteur (Chemin noir), 2011-2012

Mirror, photography, stones, card paper
45 x 45 x 40 cm Photo: Manuel Salvat

Object. Plaster \r<br>48 x 43 x 5,5 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Manuel Salvat

Untitled, 2010-2012

Object. Plaster
48 x 43 x 5,5 cm Photo: Manuel Salvat

Paperwork \r<br>42 x 10 cm \r\n\r\nPrivate collection \r\nPhoto: Manuel Salvat

Déjà-vu, 2012

Paperwork
42 x 10 cm Private collection Photo: Manuel Salvat

Videoarbeit, Edition 1/10 \r<br>\r\nPhoto: Manuel Salvat

Ubique, 2012

Videoarbeit, Edition 1/10
Photo: Manuel Salvat

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Loercher is very pleased to present the second solo show of French artist Manuel Salvat.

The enigmatic objects presented in “UBIQUE” seem to have been influenced by the industrial architecture of the 60s and 70s. They are reminiscent of power plants and industrial plants, the buildings of which appear both futuristic and threatening. A Dadaist reference is evident in some objects, such as the furniture furniture sculpture by Manuel Salvat (born 1959) reminiscent of Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate. For “UBIQUE” the French artist designed a kind of “splendid avenue” through the exhibition, from which one can get the best view of the strange urban art landscape. “I like to play art with sculpture,” said Manuel Salvat in an interview with Gilla Loercher in 2010. A true key phrase for understanding his artistic intentions. “The history of an object doesn't matter to me, I just see the peculiarity of its shape. I am only interested in an object because of its specific shape and the aesthetics it contains. I do not judge its value or its function, I do not judge in my work the quality, the ugliness or the importance that is ascribed to the object. I'm only interested in the shape. I don't want to give the objects a new meaning. For the exhibition, the artist Manuel Salvat, who lives in the south of France, was inspired by the literary work of the American science fiction and screenwriter Philip K. Dick. Salvat visualizes references that in a certain way illustrate the correspondence between Philip K. Dick’s world and Manuel Salvat’s world: extreme fragility of reality, replicas of forms and objects that claim autonomy and suddenly develop a parallel life to their models.

The exhibition is participating the "Art and Literature" gallery program of the 12th Literature Festival Berlin 2012. On 08.09.2012 the US american/Austrian poet Ann Cotten will give the lecture and performance titled "Tarzan Kunst erklären" (explaining art to Tarzan) in the current UBIQUE exhibition by Manuel Salvat at Galerie Gilla Loercher.