Auction Floor 2
screenprint on velour paper, 2012 - 2013
on verso signed on the back of the work, titled and editioned 1/3 on the gallery label
16 x 20 in, 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Sold for: $2,500
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Republic Gallery, Vancouver
Antonia Hirsch is based in Berlin. Currently working primarily in sculpture and installation, her practice focuses on the affective charge of objects that mediate between digital and embodied experience. Her work has been featured at the Vancouver Art Gallery; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Salzburger Kunstverein; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Tramway, Glasgow; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe; and the Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt, among others. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, most recently, from the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn and the Cultural Foundation of Hesse.
This work is from Hirsch’s Auction Floor series—black and white photographic images of the floor of the world’s largest flower auction house in Aalsmeer, Holland, after the day’s trading has ended. Offering evidence of trade activity, the tarmac of the giant hall features line markings and numbers, and is scattered with discarded sales receipts, as well as remains of packaging and plant debris. Evocative of star constellations, the diagrammatic images appear simultaneously concrete and abstract, embracing the depth of space and the absolute flatness of a picture.
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