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Immediately after visiting the exhibit MärklinWorld everything seems to look like a scale model. Every animal seems suspicious. Possibly fake, possibly a man manufactured version. We are living in a maquette. We are living in a computer model.
The expo provides numerous examples of the photographed reality which seems to pass for a model world and the staged model world that more and more looks like a documented reality. It’s particularly this represented reality MärklinWorld focuses on. The model as such is not the subject. MärklinWorld is the world we daily move through, the materialized artist impression of urban planning, the totally designed and produced living environment that takes over every part of our existence and the basically already staged reality of the media which only turns further into an illusory.
It is not surprising that the represented reality more and more gives the impression of a cloned reality, which in turn further deforms the notion of reality, as an endless recreation by means of an example of an example of an example…
MärklinWorld at Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort runs until the 8th of January 2012.
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Maurice van Tellingen – Perron (2009).
Anne Wenzel – Heaven (2007).
Krijn de Koning – (non)buildings and monuments (2011).
Eelco Brand – N.movi (2011).