Isa Melsheimer Possibility Of A Ruin VI, 2016
Reinforced concrete, ceramic, pedestal
50 x 50 x 51 cm (concrete)
30,5 x 27,5 x 23 cm (ceramic)
100 x 50 x 50 cm (pedestal)
Isa Melsheimer's Possibility Of A Ruin VI combines a concrete work, a delicate ceramic and a custom-made plinth. The concrete sculpture depicts a view of a Brutalist building, architect John Madin’s Birmingham Central Library in Paradise Circus in Birmingham, England. Built in 1974 and considered on of the architect’s most successful works, the structure was demolished in 2015 to make way for a new development. In an enclosed space below the sculpture a ceramic work is placed. The glazed ceramic vaguely recalls electrical towers: structures ubiquitous but rarely closely examined. Its presence functions as a counterpart, almost as a companion to the building.