Future Perfect. Contemporary Art from Germany
Nairy Bahramian: Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, 2011; © Nairy Baghramian, Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Nairy Bahramian: Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, 2011, Detail 1; © Nairy Baghramian, Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Nairy Bahramian: Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, 2011, Detail 2; © Nairy Baghramian, Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Nairy Bahramian: Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, 2011, Detail 3; © Nairy Baghramian, Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne

In her sculptures, photographs, and installations, Nairy Baghramian (born 1971 in Isfahan) frequently cites the formal idioms of modernism, and also highlights historical, sociopolitical, and esthetic issues. In "Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points" (2011), three open, round, and colored metal rods mark out places that refer to institutional exhibition spaces and their practice of hanging works of art, as well as possible locations that the viewer might occupy in place of the sculpture. The work examines temporary and locally shifting meanings that are attributed to certain places and non-places.zugewiesen werden.

Photos
Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, 2011, Metal rods, lacquer, 3 parts
© Nairy Baghramian, Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Köln