Tobias Rehberger, Echtwald-Zelt, 2009.
Tobias Rehberger, Echtwald-Zelt1, 2009
Tobias Rehberger, O. T., 2009.
Tobias Rehberger, O. T.1, 2009.
With its sweeping, supporting fields of colour, Rehbergers Echtwald Tent (2009) has the appearance of a folded, deconstructivist reprise of his incisive homage to the Swedish constructivist painter Olle Baertlings Summer (1999) a 13m purple curtain. Rehbergers tent includes signal colours and camouflage hues. One look suffices though the tent is certainly worthy of more that a passing glance to reveal that every angle of view both from the outside and the inside will be an unforgettable experience. As a mobile meeting-space, the ECHTWALD tent is also a metaphor for ECHTWALDs diversity.
About the artist
Born in 1966 in Esslingen am Neckar, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin
Rehberger reflects upon structures and relationships in which art is created. Many of his works are situated at the interstices of art and design. Between the autonomous realm of the artwork and the field of applied design, he showcases light, space, furniture, and fashion, engaging with the themes of arts functionality, practical value, and authorship in installations that are outgoing, interactive, open-ended, and playful. He was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Biennale for his pop-art cafeteria titled What you love also makes you cry.