CITY OF TOMORROW
Emerging Artist Fellowship 2014 at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens New York
Lilian 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 of 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 the reconstruction, Untitled implicates the pursuit of ideals with eventual failure and collapse.