curated by Sabine Schaschl
8 February to 6 May 2018
Opening: 7 February, 6 pm
Museum Haus Konstruktiv begins its 2018 annual program with a comprehensive solo exhibition by Alicja Kwade (b. 1979 in Katowice, Poland, lives in Berlin). This renowned sculptor and conceptual artist asks questions of the world: How did the universe come about? What is reality? What is illusion? Do parallel worlds exist?
In her multimedia work, Kwade takes such questions as a starting point and addresses a wide range of very different phenomena and conceptual models from physics, philosophy and sociology, vividly translating these into her distinctive art. This results in works that are as sensorially poetic as they are formally stringent. For the exhibition at Museum Haus Konstruktiv, which extends over three floors, Kwade has conceived a new, extensive installation: a walk-through grid structure, in which differently sized solid balls of natural stone float above the observers’ heads in apparent weightlessness.
Alicja Kwade studied at the Berlin University of the Arts under Dieter Hacker and Christiane Möbus. Her works have already been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions: in 2017, for instance, at the 57th Biennale di Venezia, at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan, and at Museum Frieder Burda – Salon Berlin; in 2016 at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and at De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam; in 2015 at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and in 2014 at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.
With generous support from:
Additional support from:
Fondation Jan Michalski
In parallel to Alicja Kwade’s solo show, we also present a retrospective on Gerhard von Graevenitz, a groundbreaking representative of kinetic art, op art and early computer graphics.