Now open at Berlin’s Johann Köenig gallery is a sculptural installation of cosmic proportions. In Circles is Alicja Kwade’s latest collection of everyday objects to which some universal force has acted on, so that each thing – be it a pane of glass, a length of steel, a gate, a bike or a two euro piece – has bent itself in the exact same way and is orbitting centrifugally about a single point. Practically, it asks a fascinating set of questions about all the processes required by the artist to conform each (materially very different) item to the same ends which when together, recalls a micro solar system. Showing until March 14.
All images courtesy Johann König, Berlin. Alicja Kwade Die Gesamtheit aller Orte, 2012, 54 parts: Metal plates, metal pipes, metal mesh, perforated metal, metal rails, steel plates, steel bar, copper tubes, brass rings, brass rods, Euro coins, wood mouldings, wood panels, glass panels, mirrors, door, bricks, bicycles, door, window, lacquer, rust.
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