Intentionally disobedience, 2020
Mixed media. installation View.
Galerie weisser elefant, Berlin
Photo credits: CHROMA
As if it were a stage, the imitation of various aesthetic styles which were found at the Berlin subway are put together in this installation: the plasterboard in the Potsdamer Platz subway station and other painting works made by unknown multiple authors that can be found in subway-cars and at Moritzplatz and Hermannplatz stations.
Certainly the originals no longer exist, only the copies remain intact, thus preserving an specific aesthetic moment of the city.
'Acts of transference occur in other contexts, as well: in words, colors and images that have been lifted from urban public spaces. In ‘Beautiful Disobedience’ Sandonis recreates graffiti and markings from metro cars and stations throughout Berlin, bringing them together in a single installation — forming an aesthetic topography of the city. The installation is a collaboration with anonymous participants, opening up questioning of artistic authorship. Moreover, the gesture of transposing reproductions becomes a mode of preservation, capturing a particular moment in the city’s public aesthetic — monumentalizing what is only able to exist in these spaces of transit on a temporary basis.'