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“Archisculpture” is the term that perhaps best describes what the artist Kai Schiemenz, who was born in Erfurt in 1966 in Erfurt and lives in Berlin, is presenting at the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg. The master student of Lothar Baumgarten works with the mediums of drawing, computer graphics, model building, architecture, and installation. For Wolfsburg, he created extensive installations, wanting to break open how the rooms of the Städtische Galerie are perceived, to subvert customary ways of seeing and experiencing. What interests him is posing social questions regarding city, space, and architecture. What do they do with us, and what relationship do we have to them? He is making use of three spaces in Schloss Wolfsburg: large Styroskulpturen fill the first space, the second serves as a platform for his colourful, crystalline glass sculptures and ceramics, and in the third space is positioned a six-meter-long table that serves as the base for his small Styroskulpturen. Through blurring the boundaries between high and low culture, he develops complex as well as easily accessible installations that involve viewers as an essential component and make it possible for them to experience the questions posed on their own bodies. One can sense his delight in staging and experimenting. Like a stage set, Kai Schiemenz designs on the model of his exhibitions, forms constructivist sculptures that blur the boundaries between nature and industry, reality and utopia.

The exhibition is supported by the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung and the Sparkasse Gifhorn-Wolfsburg.

A catalogue is published.

Dates

  • 17. March 2016 11.00 cet
    Press Conference
  • 18. March 2016 19.00 cet
    Opening

    Speeches by

    Susanne Pfleger, Director Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg

    Dieter Voss, Area Director Region Wolfsburg der Sparkasse Gifhorn-Wolfsburg

    Tim Voss, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

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Press review

18. March 2016

ARTMAPP Frühjahr 2016

18. March 2016

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18. March 2016

Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung vom 5. Februar 2016

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Wolfsburger Nachrichten vom 13. Januar 2016

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Wolfsburger Nachrichten vom 30. Januar 2016

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