Markus Sepperer – Ozymandias

  • Date
  • 7 p.m.
  • Place
    Salon Goldschlag
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Ozymandias tells the story of Ordos, a desert town in northern China. Fuelled by the coal industry, the utopia of a new town in the Gobi desert emerged, where larger-than-life statues, overflowing squares, splendorous futuristic buildings, folkloric theme parks and luxury villas would grow out of the desert sand. The result was an architectural binge, an urban landscape condemned to death by capitalism. Fired by the frenzy of black gold, first wealth exploded – and then the real estate bubble. In the end, the price of coal plunged. Currently only 20 percent of the city is inhabited: it has turned into a “ghost town.” Wedding palaces crumble next to investment ruins in the desert sands. The dream of French villas has turned sour in overgrown shell buildings, the empty eye sockets of housing complexes stare out into the desert. Markus Sepperer’s work spans the arc from the harsh world of coal mining to a dream landscape in which all bubbles burst in melancholic colours.

Exhibition run: 22.03. – 20.04.2019
Opening: 21.03.2019, 7 p.m.

Curator: Hongwei Duan
Participating artist: Markus Sepperer

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12.04.2019, 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Photo of the Day with Hongwei Duan