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Philip Metten: Five Works

Combining a genuine interest in contemporary and historical architecture with a desire to make sculpture functional, these five projects form a distinct body of work within Philip Metten’s practice: ‘Bar’ (2013), ‘153. Stanton’ (2015), ‘The Corner Show’ (2015), ‘Cinema’ (2017), and ‘Essen’ (2016–2021). Wouter Davidts’s analysis of ‘Untitled’ (2014) sets the tone, a work that seems to anticipate the complex interplay between drawing, sculpture, and architecture apparent in Metten’s other projects, where he gives spaces with a distinct social programme and scale a sculptural transformation. With photos by Jan Kempenaers and drawings by Kris Kimpe and Samyra Moumouh.