What is the difference between industrialised mass production and a unique work of art? In his hand-made wool carpets, Weggler examines this idea: they look as valuable the Bayeux Goblins, or neat versions of IKEA ones.
His art works made of dead flies could be at home in a natural history museum. However, these works depict romantic German landscapes, like postcard images sent by elderly people on a Rhine cruise.
In Weggler's self-portrait as a mafia victim, we see a life-size figure rolled in carpet, as if about to be ditched into a river. The artist's miniature clay cabinet portrays terrorists in their hideout just as former U.S. president George W. Bush portrayed them before "smoking them out of their holes," though the cave is cosy and the terrorists are playing cards.
"Everything except a dance performance" presents great examples of Folk Art, High Art, Low Art and No Art.
This is Weggler's first show outside of Germany. Issue 10 of Elephant Magazine will have a feature on Sebastian Weggler.
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