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  • Pedro Cabrita Reis | Standing and Laying (2017)
  • Volkhard Kempter | Blister (2017)
  • Volkhard Kempter | True Lite (2017)
  • Björn Dahlem | Der Mond (2017)
  • Björn Dahlem | The Milky Way (2017)
  • Molitor & Kuzmin | Extension - model 1:1 (2017)

¡BRIGHT!

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.

Press Contact: ARTPRESS – Ute Weingarten | Amelie Öfner | +49 (0)30 48 49 63 50 | oefner.artpress@uteweingarten.de



This exhibition is supported by:

Exhibition archive

INTERNATIONAL LIGHT ART AWARD 2017
22.04.2017 - 03.09.2017
MORELLET
24.09.2016 - 29.01.2017
SWITCH
10.06.2016 - 10.07.2016
¡DARK! + Dark II (two, too)
26.09.2015 - 03.04.2016
ILAA 2015 - THE FUTURE OF LIGHT ART
25.01.2015 - 28.06.2015
JAN VAN MUNSTER:
L ich T

11.05.2014 - 12.10. 2014
Words Don't Come Easily...
14.09.2013 - 16.03.2014
LICHT LINIEN | LIGHT LINES (un)wirklich | (un)real
27.10.2012 - 08.04.2013
Licht 21 - Licht-Kunst-Visionen für das 21. Jahrhundert
4.12.2010 - 5.06.2011
James Turrell:
Geometrie des Lichts

01.02.2009 - 31.05.2009
Kazuo Katase:
Am Tor (Das Bilderbuch ohne Bilder), 2008

21.06.2008 - 30.10.2008
Mischa Kuball:
mies-mies

03.06.2007 - 19.08.2007
Andreas Oldörp:
Dawn Blossoms ...

08.10.2004 - 02.04.2005
Claudia Wissmann:
Die Stätte

31.08.2002 - 10.01.2003
Jan van Munster:
Die Energie des Bildhauers

April 2001 - Juli 2001
Yvonne Goulbier:
Luna Park



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