They have made grafting their signature: for over thirty years, Swiss artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann have been using multiple supports and materials to place, mainly in public spaces, monumental works, sometimes ironic, always unexpected.
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Parisians will remember their Everland Hotel, a 50-sq.m single room settled on top of the Palais de Tokyo during a year. The couple is widely known for the installations they seal against buildings façades. Far from the parasite living at the expense of its host, Lang/Baumann’s artworks reveal the buildings to which they are fitted, rather than cover them up. Artworks from their Comfort series set the tone: designed as inflatable stuctures in polyester fabric, they are here to pad, protect and thus ‘comfort’ the frame.
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