Edition size: 50 + 20 AP
50 x 66 cm
Philip Topolovac works and lives in Berlin. In his sculptures, photographs and installations he scrutinises the conditions of estrangement in contemporary society as a result of technological progress and historical developments.
Topolovac produced a heligravure print in the style of architectual etchings remeniscent of baroque „vedutes“- i.e. views of famous italian sites, produced for wealthy travellers on their „grand tour“, an educational trip, obligatory at the time. Topolovac depicted a contemporary and internationally known place of longing, the Berghain in Berlin. For many young travelers on their grand tour today, the Berghain is an arcane dream destination that is not reached by everyone. It´s myth is based on its policy of opacity. It is prohibited to take pictures inside, and there is a certain difficulty to get past the bouncer. Inside its walls, the promise of excess is celebrated without restraint by a chosen few.
The print celebrates the iconic status of the famous club, by referencing the impressive architecture of antique temples in an oldfashioned technique which both promotes its fame and reflects on its temporality.
The cork model of Berghain with the title "I have never been to Bergahin" is on show at Messe in St. Agnes until the 20th of September.