Skulpturenpark Köln

KölnSkulptur #6
Participating artists
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Sofia Hultén
Sofia Hultén
On a Fixed Centre, 2011
found container, disassembled and re-welded together, patinated

Courtesy Sofia Hultén, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf/Berlin, RaebervonStenglin, Zürich
represented at KölnSkulptur 6

For this sculpture, Sofia Hultén made use of a used container that she discovered on the streets of Berlin. In the sculpture workshop the container was knocked down into its single parts and then re-welded into its original form but with its inner sides turned outwards, so that the interior patina now determines its outer appearance. All the welded seams were meticulously restored so that no technical traces of this reworking remain. Its site at the entrance to the park facing Rhine-wards makes an interaction possible between the container ships on the Rhine as a theme of mobility and this sculpture as a theme of the statuary. Via its inside-out process, the container has been transformed into an abstract volume and now tells the tale of a form.


Sofia Hultén lives and works in Berlin.