Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Deborah Sengl at Galerie Deschler, Berlin: Final Days

by Suzanne on May 22nd, 2008


Untitled (from the series Wolfsschafpriester) by Deborah Sengl, 2008

I have this recurring dream where I meet Maurizio Cattelan, Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck, Bryan Crockett, Jane Alexander, Gordon Wilding, Margaretha Dubach and Matthew Barney in an empty swimming pool filled with autumn leaves to plan a group exhibition with their works.

Up until the day I first saw Deborah Sengl's grotesque sculptures, I wasn't actually conscious that I ever dreamt such a thing and it was only when I closely inspected the photographs of her current Von Schafen und Wölfen (Of Sheep and Wolves) installation that the beauty of this dream became fully apparent to me.

And isn't that the greatest power behind all inspiring art - that it can breathe life into those subconscious, floating ideas in us?

If you happen to be in Berlin-Mitte before the end of this week, make sure to pay a visit to Galerie Deschler (details below) to see Sengl's hybrid creatures.

Closes: Saturday, May 24, 2008 (other sources say June 7...)

Address: Galerie Deschler, Auguststraße 61, 10117 Berlin, tel: 030 2833288 | Map