Ariel Schlesinger (IL/D)

Ariel Schlesinger chose the door of the night club at Osnabrück Rosenplatz for his work, producing two glass panels which were broken in an identical way. This door was originally the front door from Osnabrück’s first cinema in the late 50s, and was declared a historic monument 40 years later when it was reinstalled as the entrance to the music hall. Rather than inserting the two broken glass panels into the front door, they were later displayed at the exhibition venue in an empty room as an autonomous art work.

Fotos: Elisabeth Lumme

Video: Elisabeth Lumme

The Israeli artist Ariel Schlesinger , *1980 in Jerusalem, currently living in Berlin, is a joyous sorcerer of carefree directness and often surprisingly simple access. He wanders through the city and finds what he finds in order to create new nexus– mostly humorous – und subtleties of improvisation with these objects. What emerges are often spontaneous constructs that follow a mixture of his productive imagination, pragmatic reality and dreamy gift of translation.

Fotos: Angela von Brill

Ariel Schlesinger studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and design in Jerusalem from 1996 – 2000 and at the SVA School of Visual Arts, New York. The artist lives in Berlin and in the summer 2011 presented his first solo exhibition in the Kunstverein Braunschweig.