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Pawel Althamer’s FGF Warsaw is Part Mobile Gallery, Part Art Installation in London

Posted By Lori Zimmer On August 17, 2012 @ 12:14 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,London | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Pawel Althamer, FGF Warsaw, Tate Modern Museum, London, pop-up gallery, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Artur Zmijewski, Wilhelm Sasnal, Monika Osnowska [1]

Althamer’s piece is not only a work of his own, but also a collaboration with other artists. Representing the artist’s gallery in Warsaw, Foksal Gallery Foundation, the crate opens up into a miniature version of its parent space. Being a mobile art gallery [2], the artist has asked fellow artists to create pieces for the site.  A painting by Wilhelm Sasnal hangs above, and doubles as a ceiling space. A video by Artur Zmijewski plays in the central room, and a Monika Sosnowska designed door handle opens into the space.

Like an Airstream Trailer [3], a booth style seat and table looks out over a round cornered prefab window. A bookshelf decked with periodicals, lamp and carpet flank the sitting room, while a mirror and sink accompany the painting and video installation [4]. The yellow striped pop-up tented gazebo welcomes a possible outside space.

Easy to install, the piece is also just as easy to fold up, locking together to form a perfect cube. Made from durable wood, the pieces retract and link together, forming an entirely self contained gallery space.

Althamer’s portable gallery [5] may be an art installation in itself, but has practical uses for artists in the world of high gallery rents.

+ Tate Modern [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/pawel-althamers-fgf-warsaw-is-part-mobile-gallery-part-art-installation-in-london/pawel-althamer2/

[2] mobile art gallery: http://inhabitat.com/eriks-design-buss-is-a-non-conformist-mobile-design-studio-that-struts-through-sweden/

[3] Airstream Trailer: http://inhabitat.com/mehrzeller-is-a-customizable-multicellular-mobile-home-in-austria/

[4] video installation: http://inhabitat.com/visitors-can-bask-in-the-glow-of-anthony-mccalls-light-beam-sculptures/

[5] portable gallery: http://inhabitat.com/buijtenkeuken-is-a-mobile-kitchen-for-the-dutch-countryside/

[6] + Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk

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