white painted oak, steel, glass, miniature figures, infrared bulbs
H 90 × W 175 × D 40 cm
series of 6
Rolf Sachs celebrates the German’s liberal attitude towards nudism with this minutely detailed table, where figurines celebrate their nakedness, showing their bodies proudly against the bright white backdrop of the table’s surface.
This piece was created for the typisch deutsch? (typical German?) solo exhibition at the MAKK in Cologne, where Sachs aims to reappraise cultural labels, to question stereotypes and open a discourse on German identity in the twenty-first century. Viewers are asked to contemplate German archetypes and clichés from a different perspective, questioning the very essence of what it means to be typisch deutsch.