Raffael Rheinsberg

Social Meeting, 1997
Wooden skis, 270 x 2500 cm

A wanderer between the “Art-Worlds”, looking when walking, discover, disclose. To add the sculpture park some of the traces of life of people who have lived and worked here. Together with the social station in Umeå, where skiers made up the label “Social” – a big word – conveyed a new content in its abstract form, which interpreted the Voice of things in a new way. Every item possesses a soul through erosion and use of the human being, who has worked with it. Everyone has his own story and his own causal connection. I had to listen closely to my own artistic work, choose and show in order to let place and work of art become one unit, where people could find themselves

Born in Kiel 1943. Lives and works in Berlin. Education: Academy of Fine Arts in Kiel. Exhibitions in selection; Venice Biennale 1990, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo 1991, Memento, Prag 1994, Kunsthalle Tallin 1995, Städtisches Museum, Flensburg 1996, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense 1998. Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Copenhagen 1998, The National Gallery in Berlin 1999, Museum fur Kunst and Design, Nurnberg 2000, Kiasma, Helsinki 2005.