Emerging Artist Fellowship
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York
CITY OF TOMORROWLilian Kreutzberger’s white sprawling installation lies flat and unevenly overlooking the east river. Laid Horizontally at ground level, Untitled attempts to replicate and fragment a 20th century “wonder” - the modern skyscraper. The grid-like facade appears to have recently toppled from across the East River, but is now bleached of all distinguishing details. The two-dimensionality of Kreutzberger’s piece raises questions about the relationship between conceptual models and their actual execution. The quasi-literal reconstruction of this architectural relief aims for the efficiency, reason, logic and perfection of the archetype. However, in comparison to the source, Untitled feels human and light. Creating tension between intention and reality, the concept and reconstruction, Untitled implicated the pursuit of ideals with eventual failure and collapse.