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  • Christian Haake: Sale 1, 2008. Photo: Joachim Fliegner (out of stock)
  • Christian Haake: Sale 2, 2008. Photo: Joachim Fliegner (out of stock)

Christian Haake

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2008

We are constantly in the process of relating to our environment and thus finding our place in the world. This does not only mean the people we meet, but also includes object-like items or the spaces in which we move. The desire to get an overview implies security and the feeling of having everything under control. But it is a deceptive feeling because all too often things are beyond our control and, on the contrary, seem to determine us.

Christian Haake, winner of the Bremer Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2007, knows this. And yet he makes an attempt to acquire things by analyzing them using spatial models in miniature format. In a meticulous and also a little maniac way, he creates his rooms from memory, down to the tiniest detail, which can no longer be visualized in this way. And so he defiantly clings to an attempt that is ultimately doomed to failure, but whose idea is no less appealing: security through meticulous appropriation.

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Annual edition 2008

1–
Sale 1, 2008
Different materials
30 x 50 x 18 cm
Unique work; sign., dat.
Out of stock

2–
Sale 2, 2008
Different materials
28,5 x 54 x 17 cm
Unique work, sign., dat.
Out of stock

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