It's All an Illusion - a Sculpture Project

 

“It’s All an Illusion” is a walk through a fictive park, a stroll through a world of memories of adolescent love, it is the idea of landscape, of a romantic escape to the countryside, of a sunset reflected on the waters of a lake. Images traditionally referring to the outdoors, which, within the museum space, are divorced from their original temporal and spatial setting, appear to be floating in mid-air.

 

“It’s All an Illusion” takes on the concept of sculpture. A type of sculpture that has developed out of painting, bringing forth its proper sense of three-dimensionality. A type of sculpture that takes on new challenges, liberating itself from strict spatial or temporal confinement, yet still drawing on the roots of its own tradition. A type of sculpture that succumbs to a romanticised notion of nature, but which is transferred from the exterior to the interior, decontextualised within the White cube, its frailness and ambiguity laid bare. “It’s All an Illusion” demonstrates the reworking of minimalist precepts into design quotations, and their gradual return to an artistic context. It is a kaleidoscopic attempt to uproot all static points of reference, to underline their constructedness and to subject them to a process of displacement and abstraction.

 

Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Vito Acconci: Bodies in the Park

Vito Acconci

Bodies in the Park
1985
Aluminium, plastic ivy, Astroturf, wood
Dimensions variable

Heidi Bucher: Jetzt fliesst das Wasser aus der Vase

Heidi Bucher

Jetzt fliesst das Wasser aus der Vase
1986
Pearlescent pigment, latex, acrylic
154 x 665 x 64 cm

Tom Burr: Folding Screen

Tom Burr

Folding Screen
2003
Plywood, wood molding, plexi-mirror, black anodized hardware, three hinged panels
180 x 180 x 6 cm

Valentin Carron: Untitled

Valentin Carron

Untitled
2004
Polyurethan, resin
300 x 137 cm

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Doublespeed Staircase

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Doublespeed Staircase
1999
MDF, industrial paint
410 x 430 x 64 cm

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Desk...on Decline

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Desk...on Decline
1982 - 2003
Hard wood, MDF, industrial paint
75 x 214 x 61 cm

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Arch

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Arch
1977
MDF, industrial varnish
166 x 385 x 15 cm

Liz Craft: Pony

Liz Craft

Pony
2003
Bronze, patina, oil paint
100.5 x 198 x 101.5 cm

Liz Craft: Venice Witch

Liz Craft

Venice Witch
2003
Bronze, stainless steel, Venetian beads
160 x 40.5 x 213.5 cm

Keith Edmier: Fireweed

Keith Edmier

Fireweed
unknown
Vinyl, co-polyseter, vinyl monofilament, dental acrylic, paper, oil and acrylic paint, volcanic ash (from Mt. St. Helenes, Washington, 1980), over steel armature
183 x 38 cm

Berta Fischer: Ohne Titel

Berta Fischer

Ohne Titel
2004
Acrylic glass
Dimensions variable (ca. 300 x 60 x 40 cm )

Berta Fischer: Untitled

Berta Fischer

Untitled
2004
Neon fiber

Berta Fischer: Untitled

Berta Fischer

Untitled
2004
Acrylic glass
Dimensions variable (ca. 210 x 210 x 210 cm )

Karim Ghelloussi: Untitled

Karim Ghelloussi

Untitled
2003
Wood, plaster
Ca. 200 x 60 x 50 cm

Mark Handforth: Vespa

Mark Handforth

Vespa
2001
Vespa, candles

Jonathan Monk: Untitled (Rolled Up)

Jonathan Monk

Untitled (Rolled Up)
2003
Aluminium
177.5 cm

Olaf Nicolai: Landschaft, metaphysisch und konkret (nach Max Bill)

Olaf Nicolai

Landschaft, metaphysisch und konkret (nach Max Bill)
1998
Wood, enamel paint
80 x 780 x 1030 cm

Manfred Pernice: Emsland (KERSTIN)

Manfred Pernice

Emsland (KERSTIN)
2004
Concrete, ceramic
175 x 120 x 80 cm

Manfred Pernice: Hamburg (Tor zur Welt) 04

Manfred Pernice

Hamburg (Tor zur Welt) 04
2004
Concrete, tile
60 x 77 x 77.5 cm

Manfred Pernice: Wolfenbüttel

Manfred Pernice

Wolfenbüttel
2004
Concrete, ceramic, acrylic glass
55 x 101 x 120 cm

Anselm Reyle: Monumento al Partigiano

Anselm Reyle

Monumento al Partigiano
2004
Mirror, iron, wood, concrete
Ca. 350 x 180 x 180 cm

Anselm Reyle: Heuwagen

Anselm Reyle

Heuwagen
2001
Wood, neon paint
150 x 500 x 200 cm

Katja Strunz: Rheingold

Katja Strunz

Rheingold
1998/2004
Wood, glass, beams, ventilator, indicator light, foils, spotlights
Dimensions variable

Gary Webb: Untitled

Gary Webb

Untitled
2004
Wood, Clay, aluminium, Perspex, Steel
105 x 60 x 95 cm

Gary Webb: Bob & Question

Gary Webb

Bob & Question
2003
Perspex, steel, brass, printed fabric, novelty key-rings, mesh, revolving disco lights
114 x 119 x 57 cm

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