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Elisabeth Gabriel & Daryoush Asgar
deep sleep dummy

Asgar Gabriel Cover

The two-man team of artists, Elisabeth Gabriel & Daryoush Asgar, have designed places of retreat from this incessant productivity, spaces that reject its challenges and temptations – waiting rooms, in fact, in  which people can survive independently and engage in any amount of reflection.

€28.00

  • Editor

    Elisabeth Gabriel & Daryoush Asgar

  • Text

    Lucas Gehrmann, Simon Maidment

  • Design

    GREAT, Wien/Bregenz

  • Language

    German/English

  • Details

    Hardcover, 30,7 x 24,5 cm, 74 pages, 46 ills. in color

  • ISBN

    978-3-903131-54-5

About the product

Benefit maximization, goal orientation, efficiency improvement and attention economy… assuming a state of permanent hyperactivity, the above will lead to success, profit, growth, recognition… says and believes homo oeconomicus – who is in the process of assuming control of practically our entire global civilization and who never for a second doubts the point of his mission. Skepticism, criticism and resistance have not resulted in any common overwhelmingly convincing alternative concepts. Consequently, a two-man team of artists, Elisabeth Gabriel & Daryoush Asgar, have designed places of retreat from this incessant productivity, spaces that reject its challenges and temptations – waiting rooms, in fact, in which people can survive independently and engage in any amount of reflection. Revolutionary ideas can take shape here, as can deliberations about the end of painting, a new departure in culture on the basis of prehistoric technology… or even let their minds go blank. Whatever the case, in terms of design and furnishing, Gabriel & Asgar's rooms for thinking and waiting in offer things stimulating, practical, useless and timeless… along with the necessary measure of absurdity and ironic distance. 

Lucas Gehrmann, curator, Kunsthalle Wien