Conen Sigl: On Giuseppe Chiantarelli's Casa Pseudourbana, wall decoration from Pompeii, 1795

Conen Sigl, on Giuseppe Chiantarelli Drawing of Casa Pseudourbana, 1795, model crop white – Drawing Matter

Conen Sigl Architekten (*2011), Maria Conen (*1979) and Raoul Sigl (*1978), On Giuseppe Chiantarelli's Casa Pseudourbana: wall decoration from Pompeii,1795, 2019. Model.

Pompeiian Mausoleum for Extinct Animals (Associations about a mural painting of the Casa Pseudourbana in Pompeii)
The painted structure on the plaster makes the wall appear as filigree and light – crumbled plaster shows the massive masonry behind, the actual construction of the wall.
With a little bit of paint, a world is created.
Animals and humans populate the painted structure on the wall.
The wall becomes a space.
The wall is more than a static element. The wall tells a story – perhaps about the Mausoleum for extinct Animals.

– Maria Conen and Raoul Sigl

Click here to see the model's furry exterior and assembly and Chianterelli's original; here to return to the Alternative Histories curatorial statement, alongside a slide show; and here, for a full list of participants.