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Walk-in sculpture

The full-scale negative of the palace facade becomes a huge walk-in sculpture in the Herrenhausen Ehrenhof.

‘The mould lies in the Ehrenhof like a leftover waste product of the rebuilt palace, as if the facade had only just been turned out of its form.’

The Offenbach artist collective YRD.Works ironically reflect the idea of replicating historical buildings by alluding with their sculpture to an industrial form of production, and thus to arbitrary reproducibility. The work is thrust between the original building and the reconstruction of the palace, claiming to determine the form of the copy as a cast of the original. The discrepancy between the functional casualness of the sculpture and the artificial pathos of the royal replica not only raises the issue of the reconstruction of Schloss Herrenhausen but also the controversially discussed rebuilding of other historical monuments, such as the Stadtschloss in Berlin or the old city of Frankfurt.

The actions of the young Offenbach artist collective YRD.Works operate outside the usual systems of artistic production and utilisation. YRD.Works are particularly interested in temporary spaces and their social functions. They create short-lived meeting places and investigate the interface of space, sculpture and action. In cooperation with the Mousonturm Frankfurt they recently staged the construction of an opera house in Offenbach and ran a artistic pizza-delivery service.

Main Event: > Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen 2019 - all the infos
Event(s): 10.05.2019 starting from 18:30 o'clock
11.05.2019 to 27.05.2019
from 09:00 to 00:00 o'clock

Schloss Herrenhausen

  • Herrenhäuser Straße 5
  • 30419 Hannover
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