Michael Beutler | Pump House

Michael Beutler

Pump House
16 July – 25 September 2016

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary presents German artist Michael Beutler solo exhibition, “Pump House”, this summer.

Working with a team of local collaborators, Beutler will turn two of Nottingham Contemporary’s galleries into a workshop. Channelling the spirit of DIY invention, and the disappearing tradition of co-operative labour, Michael Beutler and his team will completely transform the galleries, creating a social response to our architecture. Working on site they will make a monumental installation from paper and cardboard, reshaping the materials into building blocks with the help of giant handmade tools. This presentation is the second chapter of an exhibition that started life at Spike Island in Bristol, and will recycle all of the original materials. Both galleries were designed by the acclaimed Caruso St John Architects.

Michael Beutler’s exhibition is co-produced by Spike Island, Bristol and Nottingham Contemporary.

More information: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

 Michael Beutler, Tea Bags (2016) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Max McClure (photographer) and Spike Island.
Michael Beutler, Tea Bags (2016) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Max McClure (photographer) and Spike Island.
Michael Beutler, Tea Factory, 2016. Installation view, Pump House, Spike Island. Photo Emilia Eyre
Michael Beutler, Tea Factory, 2016. Installation view, Pump House, Spike Island. Photo Emilia Eyre
Michael Beutler, Tea Factory, 2016. Installation view, Pump House, Spike Island. Image courtesy Spike Island. Photo Stuart Whipp
Michael Beutler, Tea Factory, 2016. Installation view, Pump House, Spike Island. Image courtesy Spike Island. Photo Stuart Whipp