Mathias Kessler, “Nowhere to be found”, mixed media installation, 2010.
Part of the exhibition “The Nature of Disappearance” at Marianne Boesky Gallery.
From the Press Release: «Thereby the exhibition explores the nature of disappearance, that is, the concept of the literal, physical loss of the artwork and in doing so further analyzes how artists who have come after Strindberg and Munch not only question the intactness of the object and the artwork, but also literally allow nature to create the work and challenge material integrity, ultimately annihilating the art object […]. With the disappearance of the art object, art became not only an end, but also a means -a process for the artist. The artwork became assailable, vulnerable, and destructible».