Art: Katharina Grosse's eye-popping installation takes over Brooklyn park

Date
10 December 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

German artist Katharina Grosse has an obsession with scale. She told as much when we spoke to her for the autumn issue of Printed Pages magazine, an interview in which she revealed she goes surfing in New Zealand every year to reset her own sense of her place against the infinite natural scale. All this puts her latest project in a Brooklyn Park into perspective (in every sense of the word). Just Two Of Us is a series of massive multi-coloured sculptures which have taken over the MetroTech Commons plaza, looking like the architectural remains of a post-punk psychedelic society. It’s bright, bold and inescapably interactive; three things Katharina does as well as any artist we can think of.

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Katharina Grosse: Just Two Of Us (Photo by James Ewing, courtesy of Johann König, Berlin and Public Art Fund NY)

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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