Gelitin

Austrian-based artist group Gelitin is comprised of four artists — Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither and Tobias Urban. The artists are internationally known for their ambitious and absurd projects and performances. Pictured above is a giant 200-foot long and 20-foot high bunny sculpture, stuffed with hay in the hills of Artesina, Italy. The pink bunny was installed in 2005 and will remain in place, left to decompose until 2025. In 2005, the group exhibited arguably the world’s largest urine-based icicle during the Moscow Biennale with a work titled “Zapf de Pipi.” Viewers were asked to step into a room built off of a second-story window in the gallery and urinate into a bucket. This would freeze before hitting the ground, eventually forming the world’s first museum ice sculpture. In 2006, Gelitin exhibited “Group Therapy” with MUSEION, Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea in Bozen, and “Hugris” with the Kling & Bang Galleri in Reykjavik. To view the video of “Rabbit” the bunny sculpture, including images from Google Earth, click here.

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