The Quintet of the Astonished
The changes in the facial expressions and body language of these five people are almost imperceptible. Huddled together in a group, each acts out a succession of strong, contradictory emotions, like sadness, anger, fear, and joy.
Grey Dawn is entered through a dark space that serves as a juncture. As our eyes slowly adjust to the darkness in the room, we begin to notice a diffusely glowing field of grey.
Genter Raum (Ghent Room) is among Imi Knoebel’s key works. Irregular segments of wood are stacked up in groups on the floor, while rectangular panels are arranged into sculptural blocks or hung on the walls like paintings.