April 24, 2012 - Frac Haute-Normandie - Michael Sailstorfer
April 24, 2012

Michael Sailstorfer

Michael Sailstorfer, “Raketenbaum,” 2008.
Diptych: diasec on aluminium, museum glass.

Michael Sailstorfer 
Forest Cleaning

21 April–15 July 2012

Frac Haute-Normandie​
3, place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance
76300 Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France

T 00-33 (0)2 35 72 27 51
frac.haute.normandie [​at​] wanadoo.fr



For German artist Michael Sailstorfer’s first exhibition at a French art institution, Frac Haute-Normandie has set out to bring together a body of work that illustrates the many facets of his work, starting with his student days at the Munich Academy in 2000, right up to the present. This solo exhibition is entitled Forest Cleaning, after his work of the same name Waldputz, and accordingly takes its cue from this “youthful” work, which the artist today considers to be his first artistic piece. Waldputz (“Forest cleaning” in German), a discrete outdoor installation, focuses on a number of the artist’s primary artistic considerations. The title evokes, somewhat pragmatically, one of the recurring themes in the Bavarian-born artist’s work: the collusion between nature and culture. First and foremost, the piece demonstrates, with a certain wit, one of the central issues in his work: how do we rethink the relationship today between sculpture and space.

Véronique Souben, Director, Frac Haute-Normandie

Press contact: 
Sergine Gallenne
T +33 (0)2 35 72 27 51

FRAC Haute-Normandie is funded by Haute-Normandie Regional Council, the Ministry of Culture and Communication / DRAC Haute-Normandie and Sotteville-lès-Rouen City Council

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