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István Csákány

Bernsteinzimmer (2010) by the Romanian-born Hungarian artist István Csákány is a detailed and complex reconstruction, completely in wood, of a private atelier. The effect of artistic alienation brought about by the completely wooden construction gives the untidy cellar room, which seems to have been just recently abandoned, something of the effect of a metaphorical mise en abyme, a figurative repetition: an interior reflecting the everyday, ordered chaos of a man who takes refuge in his tinkering and who has portrayed his own prosaic reality at life size.


  1. István Csákány Bernsteinzimmer, 2010

    Bois, ampoule, verre
    400 x 400 x 516 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2011
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

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