MIRROR SPACES AND SCULPTURES
“The mirrors of van Eyck and Vermeer have taken on a life of their own […]: mirror worlds, reflections of reality, reality as reflection.”
— Peter Sager, 1971
Mirrors may satisfy the narcissistic tendencies of individuals, but more importantly they can change rooms and spaces optically. ...
The hall of mirrors, with its infinite reflections in which visitors lose sense of direction, is famous. These mirror spaces and images are fictive, imaginary, and virtual spaces, and as such they are negative spaces. Real spaces can be experienced by all senses. By contrast mirror spaces are optical events for the sense of sight and an optical illusion – the reflection of a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional plane.
ARTISTS : Getulio Alviani – Peter Campus – Anish Kapoor – Alicja Kwade – Paul Le Grand – Heinz Mack – Christian Megert – Michelangelo Pistoletto – Conrad Shawcross – Markus Wilfling