Parallel Societies, 2016
With her stage-style installations and idiosyncratic object language, Alexandra Bircken (*1967) has achieved international recognition in recent years. The Cologne- and London-based artist works with coarse materials such as metal, rubber tubing and wood, but also wool, leather, and transparent substances. For her arrangements, she slices apart motorcycles and devises coverings for fashion mannequins.
Bertold Stallmach, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
The Rule of Three of Identity
This installation consists of two parts: the object Concrete Castle, created by Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, and a joint film project by the same artistic duo with Bertold Stallmach.
BEACH, A LONGING
The conceptual artist Diango Hernández was born at Cuba in 1970. He left his Caribbean birthplace in 2003 – yet up to the present, Cuban society and culture remain the central themes of his drawings, objects, and installations.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION
Through his monumental installations, consisting of coarse jute bags, Ibrahim Mahama (* 1987) focuses attention on the flow of commodities and conditions of production in his homeland of Ghana.
In Thomas Hirschhorn’s intallation, the ›patients‹ are work of art. Five large sculptures are found in this ›intensive care unit‹. One has belonged to the Kunstsammlung since 2004, namely Two Families (2004). They form the point of departure for Hirschhorn’s expanding installation, which he arranged especially for the K21.
With his newly designed artist’s room, Hans-Peter Feldmann brings back to life images that have been stored in our visual memory. The artist has been recently working with old paintings, and here landscapes acquired at art auctions in the style of our grandparents’ living room are aligned according to their horizon lines to form a frieze.