test_unlimited, west / bretterbauer
December 6 - 21, 2019
Opening with book presentation and reading:
Thursday December 5, 2019 at 7 pm
In 1994 the large installation test was shown on the roof of the MOCA in Los Angeles. It consisted of 28 large-format benches designed by Franz West and covered with textile works by Gilbert Bretterbauer.
Since the original covers of the installation no longer exist, in May 2018 Gilbert Bretterbauer was invited by the galleries Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner to design and execute new covers for all pieces of furniture.
This re-edition of the joint work was exhibited at Art Basel unlimited in May 2019 and sold to Maja Hoffmann for the LUMA Foundation.
The publication on this important group of works, now published by SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR, shows installation views in Basel, all 28 (+3) sewn textile covers, drawings of each individual textile design, as well as textile collages consisting of fabric samples that are assigned to the individual covers.
In the exhibition test_unlimited, west / bretterbauer at Galerie Konzett, the entire collection of the 28 (+3) small-format coloured pencil drawings will now be shown next to a series of textile collages and offered for sale.
On the occasion of this exhibition, Gilbert Bretterbauer developed a new cover for the west couch of the Galerie Konzett, as well as a "footstool" equipped with a textile seat surface, which at that time was planned together with Franz West.