Alicja Kwade

Exhibition view Vom Aussersten Rand der Bedingung, 2009
at Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

Parallet Welt (schwarz/rot), 2009
kaiser idell lamps, two mirrors
83 x 45 x 45 cm

Parallet Welt (rot/rot), 2009
kaiser idell lamps, two mirrors
83 x 45 x 45 cm



detail of Vom zukünftigen Hintergrund unter anderer Bedingung betrachtet, 2010
mirror, 60 x 77,5 cm

Vom zukünftigen Hintergrund unter anderer Bedingung betrachtet, 2010
mirrors, each 60 x 77,5 cm

Watch, 2008
japanese wall clock, mechanical with gong, convex glass, mirrored

Nissan ( Parallelwelt 1 + 2), 2009
two Nissan Micra, dimensions variable
installation view Grenzfälle fundamentaler Theorien at Johann König, Berlin, 2009

Palette, 2006/2009
mahogany wood, shellac, wood stain
14 x 100 x 118 cm

Broken away from common standpoints, 2010
steel plate, glass, two parts
dimension variable

Transfer massereicher Körper ( Kaiser idell/aubergine), 2010
two kaiser idell lamps, mirrors
80 x 60 x 60 cm

Andere Bedingung (Aggregatzustand 6), 2009
steel, copper, glass, mirror, iron, broomstick, seven parts
dimensions variable

Andere Bedingung (Aggregazustand 6), 2009
copper, brass, steel, wood, mirror, six parts

all works courtesy ALICJA KWADE and Johann König, Berlin

The work of ALICJA KWADE (born in 1979 in Katowice, Poland) involves our assumptions about reality and the way we conceive it. Through her sculptures—as well as in her installations, photographs and films, she tries to make the invisible visible, the inconceivable conceivable. Often composed of everyday items, KWADE’s works explore and question subjects like economic systems and powers (coal/gold), social agreements on the value and authenticity of objects, and philosophical notions about the character of time, the structure of reality, and the meaning of history.

We construct our reality, come to agreements, accumulate knowledge, experience things…Reality is not absolute but merely an accidental coincidence of events taking place at the same time – ALICJA KWADE in an email to KATHRIN MEYER, February 2010

ALICJA KWADE received the Piepenbrock Price for Sculpture in 2008, which was followed by recent exhibitions at the Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart (2008), Galerie Christina Wilson, Copenhagen (2009), Johann König, Berlin (2009),  Museion at Peep-Hole, Milan (2010), Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2010), Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2010) and finally at the Kunsthaus Langenthal (2011). She lives and works in Berlin.

And good news: her first monograph has been released recently by Distanz Verlag

We seem to have entered a parallel world…


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