Ornamentstürm

Artist: Tyler Mallison, Ornamentstürm (Installation Detail), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
Ornamentstürm (2014), dimensions variable (detail)
Digital copier paper, tape, staples

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Installation views, Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin
Main Staircase and Foyer of Former DDR Building on Leipziger Straße, Mitte
Tyler Mallison: Ornamentstürm, 2014, (Main Foyer Installation Detail: center), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
Tyler Mallison: Ornamentstürm, 2014, (Main Foyer Installation Detail: stairs), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
Tyler Mallison: Ornamentstürm, 2014, (Main Foyer Installation), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
Tyler Mallison, Ornamentstürm: Samples, 2014, Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin
Tyler Mallison: Ornamentstürm: Samples (2014), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin
Tyler Mallison: Ornamentstürm: Samples (2014), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin
Tyler Mallison: Ornamentstürm: Samples (2014), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin
Tyler Mallison: Ornamentstürm: Samples (2014), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin
Ornamentstürm: Samples (2014)
Mixed media drawings, variable sizes (ca. 21 x 60-90 cm)
Tyler Mallison, Ornamentstürm: Samples (2014), Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin
Ornamentstürm: Samples  (2014), Paper and ink, 60 x 60 cm
Text:
 
Ornamenstürm is a series of site-specific mixed media drawings and spatial interventions. The work references the historic practice of Bilderstürm and focuses on the ornamental elements of public and private interior architecture.
 
For the first installation, the subject was the interior of the former East German (DDR) building, which currently houses Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin—A space built under modern ideals at a time when such decoration was being systematically stripped from the public realm.