Maximum Headroom

Ceal Floyer
September 26, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Exhibition view: Maximum Headroom, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), 2018

 

Photo © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe

Exhibition view: Maximum Headroom, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), 2018

 

Photo © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe

Exhibition view: Maximum Headroom, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), 2018

 

Photo © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe

Maximum Headroom

Ceal Floyer
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
September 26, 2018 – August 31, 2019
Previous
Next

With the work Maximum Headroom (2014/2018), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein continues its project series on urban space. Ceal Floyer’s intervention on the façade of the n.b.k. consists of a series of individualized traffic signs that designate the area above the large window façade and indicate the exact overhead clearance at the respective upper edges.

 

The work, characterized by formal simplicity and austerity, reduces an everyday circumstance to absurdity by suggesting an alleged risk that does not even exist. At the same time, the wordplay in the title of the work also refers to the phenomenon of limiting art, as well as dissolving any limits of it, and equally the people around it. As is typical for her work, Ceal Floyer sounds out our patterns of perception, but also the relationship between sign and reality.

 

Read more

Search