THE ARTIST'S CAFE
marble table, silkscreen, glasses
This installation is part of a series of sculptures and installations inspired by the engraving of Albrecht Durer Melencolia I.
A multitude of glasses are arranged on this pub table: their are the guest's remains. Glasses of sake are served during the
opening of the exhibition. Then, one by one the glasses are taken by the visitors, and they can discover on the table Durer's masterpiece: Melencolia I, screenprinted directly on the marble.
Alcohol and melancholy are gathered in this installation. It is a reference to the «Problem XXX» by Aristote, in which the philosopher compares the alcoholic state to a melancholic state. Artists still keep this belief alive.