Nicole Wermers: Il Dehors, 2012, mixed media, dimensions variable, Villa Massimo/ German Academy, Rome
The installation consists of borrowed and rented outdoor furniture and table accessories of various Roman bars and restaurants. The identically set up units complete with sugar- and napkin dispensers, table cloths and ashtrays are reflecting the individual style of particular bars and restaurants. They crowd the space of the gallery similar to an outdoor public piazza where different restaurants compete for business and structure urban space as private, designed space which one has to pay for. 8 tables of one set up are equipped with an artist designed Italien style stainless steel napkin dispenser.