The Missing Piece


3mm glass I 123,5mm x 95mm

2012 I Smashed I L.O.B.E. Berlin

Irene Pätzug has produced a small glass negative of the shape of the missing broken section of the smashed windowpane. Presented as a semi precious object like a medallion or lens, this small glass shape almost loses all commection to its original source. Transforming the size of the missing glass from the large window to a tiny delicate object, sweetens and sanctifies the brutal smashing, becoming something that memorializes the smashing and the group show; like a souvenir of the Lobe gallery window smaching, that will still exist long after the window is fixed.

Olivia Reynolds