De Appel

Alicja Kwade

06 Feb - 10 Apr 2016

Alicja Kwade
Stellar Day, 2014
photographer: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
6 February — 10 April 2016

Curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler

From 6 February till 10 April de de Appel arts centre presents the solo exhibition by Alicja Kwade.

Bend. Break. Stack. Mirror. Visual artist Alicja Kwade (DE) uses different strategies in her work, based on thorough scientific-artistic research. She manipulates everyday objects and materials – a pallet, a bicycle, a door, a nightlight, a mirror – and turns them into new shapes which she presents as separate sculptures or installations. The result often feels introverted and formal, but also frequently has a humoristic undertone. Kwade creates sensory illusions that test our thought and perception. She pushes the viewer to contemplate the nature of objects and to question what is actually really ‘true’ in the reality that surrounds us.

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