Walead Beshty at MAMCO, Geneva

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Walead Beshty, Table [Source: ...] 2014. Courtesy the Artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Walead Beshty, Table [Source: ...] 2014. Courtesy the Artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin

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We are pleased to announce the loan of * Table [Source: ...] to MAMCO, Geneva for a new solo show by Walead Beshty.

Often seeking transparency in the meaning of objects and their materiality, Beshty uses context, travel, time and place as variable conditions to challenge convention and compress the chronological events that led to the artworks’ visible state.

For this exhibition MAMCO brings together multiple works, alongside a specially installed mirrored floor that cracks and breaks under the weight and movement of those who walk across it. This exhibition will be on display until 8th September 2019, more information can be found on MAMCO’s website.

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Table [Source: steel, pigmented epoxy, powder coating, particleboard, melamine foil, foil, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic work surface table designed by Olle Lundberg for IKEA from the storage at Capitain Petzel, Karl-Marx-Allee 45, Berlin, Germany. Surrogate: WB98214 (produced in conjunction with Elisabeth Pallentin, Gallery Assistant/Media Archivist; Eloisa Travaglini, Intern; Dylan Peirce, Technician; Hervé Humbert, Technician; Adrian Lohmüller, Preparator; Claus Philip Lehmann; Preparator), Copper

Surrogate (Table: designed by Olle Lundberg for IKEA), conceived in 2013, produced in 2014, made of polished copper and powder-coated steel with the dimensions 62 29⁄32 x 31 29⁄64 x 28 63/64 inches as a singular object. Production completed by Benchmark Scenery Incorporated, Glendale, California from 48 ounce Electrolytic-Tough-Pitch C11000 Copper Alloy cut from 60 x 120 inch mirror-polished sheet and 24 ounce Electrolytic-Tough-Pitch C11000 Copper Alloy cut from 60 x 120 inch mirror-polished sheet, with formed corners where necessary, copper plated hardware, perimeter edge French cleat system, and separate black powder-coated steel support structures. $17,842.86 production cost including travel and storage crates with floating lockable cleat system. Unexposed surrogates shipped by Los Angeles Packing, Crating and Transport, Incorporated from Los Angeles to Berlin, August 28 through September 10, 2014. Installed in place of Olle Lundberg table in the storage at Capitain Petzel, Karl-Marx-Allee 45, Berlin, Germany, on September 11, 2014, and exposed through November 3, 2014. Table has one base surrogate with the dimensions 59 23⁄32 x 28 11⁄32 x 27 31⁄64 inches.]

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