Even years later, we remember the impression of a room even if we have forgotten details of its design or furnishing. Its expanse, its light, the sound of footsteps, maybe even the smell remain things that can be recalled in thought – not only as an image but rather as an emotional entity that is anchored in the physical memory. Similarly, the subjective, physical experience of a room enables us to imagine spaces and mentally to move within them, even though they are only imagined or in produced in model dimensions.
The fact that Hängung #18 – Räumlichkeiten (Spaces) takes as its content the perception of a room and makes connections to architecture in general is due to a small but crucial structural change at KUNSTWERK. In the exhibition, the artistic contributions of Rolf Wicker and Katja Ka – in different dimensions – reflect sculptural and architectural aspects. The works by Sinta Werner and Julius von Bismarck contain altered spatial perspectives. Architects Peter Weigand and Lukas Lendzinski, who work under the company name Umschichten (Restructuring), experiment with a modular system and present different plastic spatial constellations during the exhibition period.
After the jubilee events of 2017 at KUNSTWERK and at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the collectors and curator agreed on a break with an exhibition that stands back from the previously obligatory reference to their own collection and offers space for new perspectives under altered structural conditions. It presents works by Julius von Bismarck, Katja Ka, Umschichten, Sinta Werner and Rolf Wicker.
GUIDED TOURS MAY
Wednesday, 2. May | 3 pm
Sunday, 6. May | 11:30 am and 3 pm
Sunday, 27. May | 11:30 am and 3 pm
Tour guided by curator Valeria Waibel
Admission 5 Euro, no registration required.
Alison and Peter W. Klein have exhibited their art collection in the museum designed by Folker Rockel since October 2007.
An 60 pp catalogue (German) is published for the exhibition with text by Valeria Waibel.
Available at KUNSTWERK or order via Email kunstwerk@Sammlung-klein.de (plus additional shipping cost).
SWR programme KUNSCHT! visited Sammlung Klein in Nussdorf, as well as the collections exhibition at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.