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First Solo Exhibition of Michail Pirgelis in Berlin at Sprüth Magers

BERLIN.- Sprüth Magers Berlin presents the first solo exhibition of Michail Pirgelis in Berlin. The artist, who was born in Germany and grew up in Greece, is displaying in ‘Ακρόπολης – Acropolis’ new sculptures and objects which are all based on original parts of airplanes. Pirgelis’ works oscillate between readymade, appropriation and autonomous sculpture, but they also transcend these categories, not least of all through the material which he favors. The airplane parts which, even after their actual utilization, continue to be valuable, and which Pirgelis collects from scrap yards throughout the world, extend the history of the objet trouvé by establishing an extreme position. The concentration on the airplane, which has been optimized with regard to its utilization by human beings in accordance with natural law, situates the works in a productive discourse