Katharina Grosse


Katharina Grosse has created a new set of works for the Temporäre Kunsthalle. Grosse’s Shadowbox installation views, which are presented in this catalogue, form a new pictorial ground in the form of a huge concave ellipse.

Functions and qualities of architecture, sculpture and painting are taken on and brought together in the four objects. The curved surfaces are cut outs and perforations of the original, the basic geometric shape crossing into the surrounding space.

By painting the front side of these shapes, Grosse develops an illusionistic pictorial space, which deviates from the factuality of its carrier. The painting reaches out well beyond its borders and frees itself from the concrete spatial conditions of the exhibition hall.

English and German text.

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