Kunstmuseum St Gallen

Magali Reus

Night plants

02 Jun - 22 Oct 2017

Magali Reus, Arbroath Smokie (detail) 2016
Magali Reus, Harlequin Darts (detail)
Magali Reus, Installation view 'Night Plants' at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen,
Night plants
2 June – 22 October 2017, Kunstmuseum

Curator: Nadia Veronese

The Dutch artist Magali Reus (*1981, The Hague) develops complex sculptural works that evoke existing objects such as containers, folding chairs, or horse saddles and make them appear potentially functional.

Due to their idiosyncratic design and nuanced materiality, her objects have a decidedly fetishistic quality. Reus’s working method proves to be extremely detail-oriented. In their refined design, her sculptures seem familiar but at the same time extremely idiosyncratic. They distill formal influences and art-historical references from Minimal and Postminimal Art into multilayered formal combinations that point both to industrial production and personal experience.

Magali Reus, who lives and works in London, has participated in numerous international solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, and the Sculpture Center in New York. Her series Parking was previously shown in the exhibition Post/Postminimal in 2014 at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Now, in cooperation the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, this young artist will be presenting her first solo exhibition at a Swiss museum.

Tags: Magali Reus, Nadia Veronese