11 January – 22 February 2013
Thursday, 10 January 2013, 7 p.m.
Dr. Gregor Jansen, Director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Thursday, 21 February 2013, 7 p.m.
A concert grand piano has made off on its own. As if it had grown tired of its traditional position in the room, it has moved to another spot, the traces it left marking its path like ominous, intertwined letters.
With a light touch and playful anarchy, Schirin Kretschmann stages an experience of uncontrolled spatial feeling. Her pieces, which stem from various groups of works, evoke associative influences from the fields of film, music, psychology and abstract painting, creating a realm of diverse, synaesthetic and multi-medial disturbances that disjoint the customary order of things.
With her works, the artist, born in Karlsruhe in 1980, convincingly questions our customary perceptions of space and time – thus taking up a renewed exploration of where art stands today: Does it chafe under its allotted space and attempt to break it up – or is it able to transform the perception of the place simply with the magic of its presence?
At the same time as her solo exhibition in Bonn, Schirin Kretschmann is also showing large room installations at the Museum Goch and at the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.