Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann
Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann began their collaboration in 1990. Their works include installations, sculptures, large wall or floor paintings, as well as architectural interventions. The two artists use a wide range of materials : wood, metal, paint, carpets, inflatable structures... but their favourite medium is space. The vast majority of their works are influenced by their contexts, but some are modular and can be adapted to various situations. Many of their works can not only be looked at but also used. Others, on the other hand, are just designed to simulate usefulness or cleverly suggest it.
Lang/Baumann always begin their dialogue with the environment after a careful analysis of the location and context. They often mischievously upset expectations by deliberately shaking up the traditional patterns of perception. Using their fruitful imagination, they always find the perfect balance between set categories such as public and private spaces, familiarity and unfamiliarity, and between art and practicality.
Lang/Baumann have already had numerous artworks displayed throughout France, such as Hôtel Everland, a mobile hotel with one room set on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, from 2007 to 2009, or Beautiful Steps #7, a concrete staircase erected on the banks of the River Saône, near Lyon, in 2013. Their works are regularly displayed all over the world. Last year, for example, they installed large inflatable tubes on the facade of the Slovak Radio building, in Bratislava (Comfort #14). They also realised a giant mural painting (Beautiful Bridge #2) on a pylon under a motorway, in Tokyo.