Profane carrots on the National Archaeological Museum of Athens' most famous pieces.
For his show Wind in Athens/Möhren in Athen
Erik Steinbrecher left Berlin for Athens, his suitcase packed with carrots. The artist's art odyssee began. His chosen site for an intervention was the National Archaeological Museum. It is considered one of the great museums of the world and contains the richest collection of most important artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. During his visit in the collection Steinbrecher installed single carrots in the exposition spaces; close to sculptures and artfacts, on bases and behind walls.
While contributing at ReMap 2/Athens Biennale,
a poster-artwork by Christoph Keller
informed about Steinbrecher's "exhibtion" in the museum throughout Athens.
This sculptural and performative intervention has been photographed by the artist himself. For this publication Steinbrecher overworked these documents making up the images with carrots.
Erik Steinbrecher (born 1963 in Basel, lives and works in Berlin) is known to a wide international audience particularly since his participation in documenta X (1997) as well as further major institutional presentations such as at Kunst-Werke in Berlin, MoMA PS1 in New York, the Kunsthalle Vienna, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich or The Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen. His work as artist has developed in two main directions; the areas of sculpture and architecture as well as the realm of publication. Steinbrecher released numerous books and printed matters, which always expose a strong conceptual idea and function as independent artworks.