Group Exhibition "MONOMATERIAL"
curated by Philipp Bollmann
Exhibition period: 20 January - 4 February 2023
Venue: KUNSTSÆLE @ Studio Michael Müller, Berlin, Germany
Opening reception: 20 January, 6pm to 9pm
Exhibiting artists: Michael Müller, Nevin Aladağ, Darren Almond, Monica Bonvicini, Leiko Ikemura, John Isaac, Irene Kanga (CATPC), Alicja Kwade, Olaf Metzel, Thomas Rentmeister, Ugo Rondinone, Willem de Rooij, Karin Sander, Nasan Tur & Yin Xiuzhen
Galerie du Monde is delighted to share our German artist Michael Müller is invited to participate in the group exhibition "MONOMATERIAL". The exhibition emphasizes different forms of the relationship between object and materiality within contemporary artistic practice and shows how centrally the choice of material can influence the respective work's meaning. The avant-garde artist Joseph Beuys and the representatives of Arte Povera attempted to expand the image-based Western concept of art in 1960s. Thanks to their use of materials previously considered 'unworthy of art', the use of materials from a purely technical, physical or historically based point of view was overcome and a new aesthetic category established. By charging the material's intrinsic properties with symbolism, material became an autonomous carrier of meaning. At the same time, they opened up the possibility for art to include all natural and industrial products in the material canon of artistic creation.
Me Falling in the Shape of You (Selbstportrait), 1993 - 2020
Acrylic Glass and Sneakers
105 x 200 x 18 cm
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