15 Jan
Book & exhibit by subversive sculpture artist opens January 19th

We’ve been fans of Mark Jenkins’ subversive wit and knack for unintentional trouble for a minute now — check out our interview to hear his words of wisdom. The American artist, famed for making eerily lifelike figures and inserting them into public and causing a disturbance, is releasing his first monograph, The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins. Published by the great minds at Gestalten, the German publishers are also hosting an exhibit of his work to promote the book at the Gestalten Space gallery in Berlin. Jenkins’ sculptures are made from simple masking tape, and the installation of his creations into public spaces have been known to create a disconnect between real life and a more distressing reality. The reaction to Jenkins’ inanimate objects that are deliberately placed in depressing situations shine a light on public interactions and how modern life is pursued. The Gestalten exhibit, titled Glazed Paradise, will highlight new sculptures that were specifically created for the exhibit, as well as photographs of select installations. The exhibit opens tomorrow, January 19th, at 6:30 — if you are in Berlin, be sure to check out this incredible artist’s unique works.

Gestalten Space: Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin

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