25-11-2017 - 08-04-2018
Our new exhibition ¡BRIGHT! is a next step in a sequence, and a follow up on ¡DARK! (2015). Whereas ¡DARK! focused on the surrounding obscurity, this exhibition shows light art installations at a radiant brightness. All works make use of pure white light, no matter if they are constructed with neon lights or fluorescent lamps, and in that sense simultaneously pay tribute to slowly disappearing light sources.
Björn Dahlem (D), the artist duo Molitor & Kuzmin (D / UA), Pedro Cabrita Reis (P) and Volkhard Kempter (D) show new, space-related installations and objects designed specifically for Unna. No matter how similar the working materials are, the five artists show installations that could hardly be more diverse.
Björn Dahlem, with his space-filling installation Milky Way, creates a galaxy with simple means such as neon tubes and wooden slats. Milky Way is not so much an invitation to scientific discovery but more to an innocent and unbiased wondering.
Extension - model 1:1 by Molitor & Kuzmin is a work that could be extended and expanded in all directions, although it would then crush the room’s boundaries. At the same time, the mirror surfaces on both sides of the installation dissolve the space, and expand the work into infinity.
With Standing and Laying , Pedro Cabrita Reis focuses on the exhibition space itself. The reversed neon "T" in the rear quarter of the vaulted cellar explores the room boundaries and at the same time illuminates the space.
A recurring theme in the works of Volkhard Kempter is transiency, for instance of the fluorescent tube. His installation Blister shines at us when entering the so-called "Schwankhalle" and is reflected in the glass facade as if they were two solar systems.
¡BRIGHT! is not just a journey between nostalgia and future, but also shows the tension between industrial products and artistic use, between spatial boundaries and the space that dissolves.
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