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by Andreas Sell
In Lifestyles Andreas Sell combines a diary with photographic documentation, pictures of sculptures and drawings from 2010 to 2015. These excerpts reflect his nomadic-like life, the clearance of his parents’ household and the enterprise of building a holiday house. Andreas Sell’s artistic process reveals a strategic method within the conventions of our capitalist society, which are simultaneously subject to critical analysis. A question discussed since the 1960s is a recurrent theme: Where does the private sphere cross over into the public sphere? Over the last years, Sell worked on the founding and operation of an employment agency, the documentation and sorting of his property, living without a permanent residence and travelling to the Sahara without mission or goal. The book co-constitutes together with the holiday house on the island of Lesbos the making of an art work.