Opening of the exhibition
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Marion Ackermann, Artistic Director
Michael Breuer, President of Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverbandes
04.09.2014 - 11.01.2015
The artist Katharina Hinsberg (born 1967 in Karlsruhe, lives and works in the Raketenstation Hombroich near Neuss) creates room-filling installations that explore different aspects of painting. These installations are often in the form of clear, dynamic structures that combine the spatial situation with the conditions created by the artist as well as the audience’s actions. The results are spatial concepts that fundamentally change our perception of the exhibition space while also frequently offsetting the impermanent and fragile qualities of the materials she employs.
Katharina Hinsberg created a “color room” with virtually unlimited combinatorial potential especially for the Laboratory at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. The room will continue to change throughout the exhibition through the involvement of museum visitors. The walls of the room are covered with 28 layers of tissue paper, each layer a different color. The sheets of paper form a grid pattern and are attached to the walls in such a way that they can be easily removed, piece by piece. Whenever a sheet is pulled away, paper of a different color is revealed underneath.
Museum visitors are invited to remove sheets and/or layers of the paper to try out different possible compositions. Their interventions thus become reactions to the existing large color fields and patterns – they either expand on them or erase them in a process uniting the perception of the color room with continuous change.