Peles Empire: Carmen Sylva
7 August - 11 September 2011
Preview: Saturday 6 August, 7pm / after party from 9pm with live music from Randan Discotheque, DJ set by Clubsoda and VJ Emlyn Firth
Sierra Metro presents new work by Peles Empire as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2011.
Peles Empire is a collaborative work by London-based German artists Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff. Founded in Frankfurt in 2005, their work takes as its source material Peles, a Romanian castle built between 1873 and 1913.
In a continued working process, Wolff and Stoever have reproduced nine different rooms from this castle, wallpapering galleries in London, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Basel, Los Angeles and Cluj with A3 colour copies of photographs of its lavish rooms. For the exhibition at Sierra Metro, Wolff and Stoever challenge the existing tenets of their project and explore a move from predominantly two-dimensional work into the realm of sculpture.
Photography: Chris Park
Two limited edition prints by Peles Empire were created for the show and available through Sierra Metro. Please see the Editions page for further information: www.mrsite.co.uk/usersitesv19/sierrametro.com/wwwroot/page5.htm
Sylva II, 2011 and Sylva V, 2011
Digital prints on archival matt paper / 42 x 29cm each / Edition of 10 each
Exhibition supported by The Elephant Trust