Raumfürraum

2004

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Katharina Grosse, Hendrik Krawen, Rita McBride, Therese Schult, Dirk Skreber, Lee Thomas Taylor, Paloma Varga Weisz

The exhibition conceived in conjunction with the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf und Kunstverein is geared in the first instance towards the actual physical location of both institutions: the Kunsthalle erected in 1967. The seven participating artists were invited to develop a series of site-specific works for the spaces within the building, which would comprise differing media and derive from their differing artistic approaches and yet which all comment upon the space in one way or another.

Katharina Grosse, Rita McBride, Hendrik Krawen, Paloma Varga Weisz, Therese Schult, Dirk Skreber and Lee Thomas Taylor have realised paintings and installations, which relate to the dimensions of the individual spaces, the brutalistic design elements of channelling of light and views to the outside. In so doing, imaginary, real, painterly and sculptural spaces emerge—some of which one can walk around and all of which impart aesthetic experience.