German artist Ingeborg Lüscher (born 1936 in Freiberg, DE) has consistently explored a wide array of media since the 60s. She often employs unconventional material of high symbolic value, hereby evoking the objects ability to retain memory and encapsulate history. An actress in her early career, Lüscher grew up in wartime Berlin where she attained early success as a performer. While filming in Prague in 1968 she experienced the… Read more
About the artwork
This evolving series captures personalities; most of whom are artists that do not frequently appear in their own works. When Lüscher visited Ai Wei Wei in 1997 at the Songzhuang Artists Community, he was hardly known in the West. This performance—an old, perhaps precious bowl sacrificed for the sake of knowledge gained by its destruction—is a demonstration firmly rooted in the Chinese conceptual artist's repertoire. He looks to the audience as if to gauge a reaction and at the next moment begins to put the shards of porcelain back together in order to create a new form.