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In collaboration with Artek, award-winning German artist Tobias Rehberger recently created a comprehensive art installation called “Nothing happens for a reason” at the Logomo café. Rehberger's work explores the conflict between functionalism and aesthetics, and questions and plays with the notion of art and its various strategies. Using several media and different approaches, Rehberger’s conceptual work breaks traditional boundaries with exceptional combinations of painting, sculpture, architecture and design.
“I like the idea of creating a visual art project which is about ‘not seeing something’. The painting method of battle ships in the first and second World War, the so called dazzle painting, in a way for me perfectly represents this paradox. The sculpture I created for Turku is based on the same concept as the one in Venice. It applies a completely different pattern to the space, but despite its very different look, it should have the same dazzling effect,” says Rehberger.
Tobias Rehberger’s art installation / café is on view daily from 11 am to 7 pm through December 18, 2011.