ZKM, Karslruhe, Germany, 11/23/19 - 11/23/19

Exhibition: Negative Space

The exhibition endeavours to change the dominating view of modern and contemporary sculpture by telling a different story. The large-scale group show includes the work of Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), and her investigation between sculpture and space. 


With the aim to investigate the relationship between sculpture and space in a decidedly spatial way, the presented art works address the sculptural phenomenon in relation to diverse spatial concepts: Open spaces, surrounding, hollow and intermediate spaces, mirror, light and shadow spaces, virtual data spaces, etc. The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the art of sculpture, which – in contrast to the traditional concept – is committed to contour, emptiness, and levitation. Visitors will encounter what is light instead of heavy, what is not full but empty, what is marked open instead of closed, what is not dense but diaphanous, airy, and light.

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