Gelatin "2 Epiphanies", 2012
2 Epiphanies, 2012
Digital print on Terraprint matt 80g paper
75 x 55 cm / 30 x 22 inches
Edition of 25
Signed on front
650 € (incl. 13% VAT, excl. shipping costs)
"The work of Gelatin evolves from desires about situations we miss and we want to be in," the collective once said of their objectives. These imagined scenarios have prompted unconventional works as dreamlike and playful as they are provocative. The four artists Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither and Tobias Urban founded Gelatin in 1993. Since then, they have staged numerous boxing matches and floggings, installed a giant plush bunny in the Italian Alps, made paintings of layered plasticine, designed a new typeface based on excrements, and engaged in incredibily messy, noisy performances. 2 Epiphanies originated as the invitation card for a project that they realised together with Franz West at Schloss Damtschach near Vienna. Gelatin installed a mighty gong that they had hand-forged over the course of the project, opposite a towering cactus by West in the palace gardens. It was the last time they worked with West before his death and the poster subsequently became a homage.
Gelatin (Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither & Tobias Urban) have been working collaboratively since 1993. They live in Vienna.