Manfred Pernice


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BREI
S.M.A.K., Ghent
15 October 2011 - 15 January 2012

In his exhibition, entitled Brei, German artist Manfred Pernice (1963, Hildesheim) presents an ensemble of recent work centred on his monumental installation Tutti (Salzburger Kunstverein, 2010).

Pernice’s sculptures seem like replicas or large-scale models of world cities, flows of traffic and patterns of consumption. They are three-dimensional reflections of actual situations and as such illustrate the way our society is shaped. Forms, materials and reciprocal connections merge to form one experiential space – a single associative, wryly poetical and yet strictly orchestrated brei (German for ‘mush’).

Photo credit: Dirk Pauwels