Impossible Installations: Massive Fake Art Exhibitions

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Actual art installations are often surreal enough in real life, but this meta-art of David Michele‘s Pseudo-Documentary series takes the idea of gallery exhibitions to entirely new levels.

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Addressing “issues of abstraction, conventions of documenting art, and the ideology of the gallery space,” these massive photographic prints show unlikely-but-possible uses of monumental-but-unreal art galleries – rooms filled with shards of glass or giant piles of salt and coal.

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What is most fascinating about his work is that it arguably accomplishes the same effects of art installations with far greater economy – as a work itself on a wall rather than construction-intensive infill. Moreover, liberated from practicality and safety concerns, he can also take things a step further than most installation artists can even consider.

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