6 CHAIRS by Augustas Serapinas features chairs raised to a height of almost two meters, similar to the chairs of lifeguards or those of tennis umpires. They are made of various materials: iron, wood, plastic, assembled like a fantastic project of bricolage in which architecture meets a do-it-yourself aesthetic, with a nod towards the monumental “Merzbau” of Kurt Schwitters. Usually anonymous and almost invisible objects in the competitive frenzy of a tennis match, the seats offer viewers a space of suspension, a refuge from which to observe the world and to “judge” it in keeping with their own moods and rules. 6 CHAIRS thus transforms the sumptuous ballroom into a metaphorical court, with silent umpires during an invisible tournament whose rules are written and imagined by the audience.
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Salone delle Feste
Via Piero Gobetti 15, Torino