“I want to do something good for the world. I’m taking you all with me on a journey,” says German artist Hans-Jörg Georgi, whose exhibition “Noah’s Planes” was on view at Christian Berst gallery in Paris, France, from Dec. 8, 2022, to Jan. 22, 2023.
The exhibition featured an armada of model planes that Georgi glued together from cut-up shoeboxes.
“Born in Frankfurt in 1949, Hans-Jörg Georgi grew up in one shelter after another. A badly treated poliomyelitis drastically deprived him of the use of his legs,” according to the gallery.
Georgi imagines his aircraft “running on solar energy rather than gasoline, they are part of his project of osmosis between man and machine. Taking part in a utopian world, these ‘six floors’ are inhabited by characters imagined and drawn by the artist, and are equipped with dormitories, a hospital, a bowling alley and a discotheque. They are intended to ensure the space travel of humanity in search of its survival far from the Earth,” the gallery writes.
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