Rotterdam’s Peach, an apartment exhibition space run by Ghislain Amar and Anna Łuczak, presented Obituary, a solo exhibition of new sculptural work by Micha Zweifel which ran from November 15 to December 6, 2015.
The majority of the works are made from plaster, hardening a handmade process into a fragile but permanent fixture. A candle is held by a realistic rendition of hands in ‘untitled (hot coffee)’ (2015) which are attached to an anthropomorphised facial shape with a cartoon smile. Three 40x30cm plaster and pigment paintings are hung around the room, resembling an abstract memory of a landscape. Among the tactile works are also assembled objects that could easily have already been a part of the space. ‘Metropole Metropole’ (2015) is a wooden shelf holding a functional coffee set for whomever may be passing by and viewing the work.
There is no text or press release accompanying the show except for a poem on a piece of paper held down by an ashtray that reads as follows:
“…this is the public display of clandestine affection with coffee and emoticons. Let our luggage pass duty free through the margins of heaven. We will bring you the jaguar that attacked you in the Zuiderpark. We will bring you a landscape of bricks and the red moon, the Bathers and the Turtle in the snowy mountains. That you may spend your sacred leisure in the light and Truths of signs. As you once did, facing the Two Monkeys.”**
Exhibition photos, top right.