In this video, we have a look at the work of Jasper Niens, an artist who is known for his site-specific installations for art fairs. Each of the installations deal with the traditional booth architecture that art fairs are known for and transforms it. For Art Basel Miami Beach he conceived an installation that doesn’t quite fulfill the expectations of the regular art collector. Rather than providing easy access to the gallery’s commodities, Jasper Niens designed a space that can only be entered by squeezing through a narrow corridor. VernissageTV met with Jasper Niens at the booth of Galerie West. In the conversation with Sabine Trieloff, Niens talks about his new installation, titled 35-II, and his work in general.
We first saw an installation by Jasper Niens when we worked on our coverage of Art Forum Berlin 2009 in collaboration with Art – Das Kunstmagazin. Until now, Jasper Niens realized four installations that deal with art fair architecture: 6 Doors (Preview Berlin, 2008); Handicap Principle II (Art Forum Berlin, 2009); 5 Rooms (NADA Miami Beach, 2009); 35-II (Art Basel Miami Beach, 2010).
Jasper Niens: 35-II, site-specific installation at Art Basel Miami Beach, Galerie West. Interview with Jasper Niens, December 4, 2010.
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