Schaf und Ruder / Wool and Water
Beschrijving Schaf und Ruder / Wool and Water
Tent. Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 01-10-2016, 27-11-2016. - Groepstentoonstelling onderzoekt de toepassing en verbeelding van de spiegel in de hedendaagse kunst. Every day we take several prolonged looks or fleeting glances in the mirror and barely think about the medium and its fascinating properties and applications: inverted, depicting, imaginary, spatial, reflecting, transparent, narcissistic, medical, etc. The 1871 book Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll leads us into the wonderland, into the fascinating, surreal world of doublings and reflections. The title of the exhibition is taken from the fifth chapter of the book. Against the background of fictional, imaginary space, and entering into the real space of the museum, various questions open up that have to do with our reflection and its interpretations, and ultimately with the self and self-consciousness. The fascination of the self in the virtual pictorial space of the mirror reveals tensions between the subject and its environment. Beginning with the genre of sculpture and its concrete materials, the works in the exhibition reflect relationships between the individual and the world and allow tangible interpretations.