This Thursday, German artist Thorsten Brinkmann will give a talk at Rice Gallery about his unusual permanent installation in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood. He’s taken over and transformed the interior of an abandoned century-old house, and his talk at Rice will include a video tour of the project.
Via Rice: “Using found and discarded materials, such as vinyl records, furniture, trophies, as well as things of his own invention, like custom-designed wallpaper and casts of the artist’s own fist in a faux boxing ring, Brinkmann turns the ordinary into an extraordinary ‘gesamtkunstwerk, where life and art melt into one.'” Wallpaper Magazine describes it as “an exercise in creative (and creepy) re-use” and the entire three stories of the house plus its basement “wildly re-imagined” by the artist.
The title of the installation, La Hütte Royal, is a cod-German/French mashup meaning, “The Royal Hut.” He’ll speak at 6 p.m.
Thorsten Brinkmann on La Hütte Royal
Thursday, February 5, 6:00 pm
Rice Gallery, Sewall Hall 309