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In "I-On" Ivo Dimchev explores the sculptures by Franz West, an applied Austrian artist best known for his unconventional objects and sculptures, installations and furniture work which often require an involvement of the audience. His so-called “Adaptives” or “Fitting Pieces” are objects intended not only for contemplation, but also for taking them in hand and using them as prosthetic extensions of the body. 

In “I-on”, Dimchev, uses West’s objects for a personal confrontation with contemporary art. In an absurd and intense collage of physical interactions, he playfully confronts his concrete living body with the abstract and stiff materiality of the objects.

In I-ON Ivo Dimchev touches, explores, mounts and batters Franz West's "Adaptives" sculptures with humour, but also with an unbelievable intensity, which seemingly brings out his darkest side.

Elisabeth Nehring,  SPIEGEL


Performance by
Ivo Dimchev

In collaboration with
Franz West

Volksroom (Brussels - BE)
Humarts Foundation (Sofia - BG)

Management and Distribution
Something Great (Berlin - DE)