Future Rings by Mark Sengbusch

Tuesday 04 Sep
 – Wednesday 13 Mar, 2019

Mark Sengbusch invites Elsewhere visitors on an intergalactic journey through his interactive sci-fi bookshelf installation.

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The sculptural wall shelf by Mark Sengbusch is the first of a series of editioned sculptures loosely based on traditional Japanese wood joinery. This piece for Elsewhere, titled Future Rings, will operate as a rotating library where patrons are encouraged to give a book, take a book throughout the duration of the installation. For the opening, the shelf will be stocked with 50 Sci-Fi books, which will naturally evolve into a new kind of collection. The work thus becomes an interactive time based sculpture.


Mark Sengbusch received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008. His symbolic language explores the overlap between written communication and design. There are aesthetic, as well as direct practical, decisions made when languages are made. In turn, there are practical (communicative) as well as inherent aesthetic decisions made when designs/paintings are created. Mark Sengbusch is a failed minimalist and pseudo-luddite. He loves to dance and BBQ. He is an avid reader, collector, curator, writer and Tetris Master. His paintings were included in The Armory Show in NYC in 2015 and 2016 with David Klein Gallery. Recent exhibitions include Memorial Sloane Kettering Brooklyn Infusion Center (Curated by Jay Davis), Transmitter gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn and HILDE in Los Angeles. Sengbusch lives and works in New York City.

Future Rings by Mark Sengbusch