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Maik und Dirk Löbbert
›Sculpture garden‹

book presentation

saturday, june 29th, 2013
5pm – 9pm

As of 6pm: talk between Maik + Dirk Löbbert and
Dr. Thomas Elsen, Director of the H2 - Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast Augsburg and co editor of the catalogue

In 1985 Maik and Dirk Löbbert began collecting bulk garbage items left on the sidewalk for pickup in Cologne and Düsseldorf and integrating them into the urban space as sculptural arrangements. The works were installed, photographed and then abandoned to their fate. Since that first joint project, a creative and original working relationship between the two brothers as artist duo has developed and thrived for more than 25 years. Evincing sensitivity and keen powers of observation, and marked by their own brand of subtle and intelligent humor, their artistic concepts always display a singularly fitting reaction to the concrete situation of a particular site. Their intention is to open up new perspectives for viewers, helping to broaden the way they look at both reality and art. 

Conceived on the occasion of the exhibition MDL 25, the catalog provides the first comprehensive survey of the work of Maik and Dirk Löbbert, giving rise to interesting insights into how their art has developed since 1985 and the impact it has unfolded.
(Thomas Elsen)

You are cordially invited to attend the book presentation on Saturday, June 29th, from 5pm till 9pm at the gallery. We look forward to seeing you!

Maik + Dirk Löbbert
›Sculpture Garden‹
Editor: Thomas Elsen, Christof Trepesch
Authors: Gerd Blum, Thomas Elsen, Michael Fehr, Bernhart Schwenk, Jürgen Stöhr, Christof Trepesch
Kehrer Verlag
Softcover, 23,3 x 16,5 cm, 448 pages, ca. 360 color ills.
German/English, ISBN 978-3-86828-272-6