20 – An Exhibition in Three Acts: Karla Black – Principles Of Admitting


9. December 2016  –  5. February 2017

Featuring artworks by:
Karla Black

Karla Black, Principles Of Admitting, 2009, Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Photo: Stefan Altenburger

As part of the anniversary exhibition 20 – An Exhibition in Three Acts, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents the room-filling sculpture Principles Of Admitting (2009) by Scottish artist Karla Black (b. 1972, lives and works in Glasgow). Every time this work from the collection of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is exhibited, it is produced anew from plaster powder, colour pigments and make-up ingredients. It is characterised by its temporary and site-specific nature, dimensions and unconventional use of materials, and thus serves as an example of the many works in the collection that feature processual and performative aspects.

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Visitors' guide



List of works

Karla Black: Principles of Admitting

Karla Black

Principles of Admitting
Plaster powder, powder paint, sugar paper, spray tan, chalk, concealer stick
20 x 2770 x 1025 cm

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