horse and goat hair, beech
H 120 × W 120 × D 6 cm / H 120 × W 120 × D 9 cm
edition of 3 + 1 AP
‘Reinlichkeit’ (cleanliness) is a classical diptych, consisting of two Beechwood panels, one using horsehair, the other goat-hair; playfully interpreting the German characteristic of cleanliness.
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.