Exhibition

Alicja Kwade. In Abwesenheit (In Absence)

18 Sep 2021 – 4 Apr 2022

Regular hours

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00

Berlinische Galerie

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Address

Travel Information

  • U6 Kochstrasse

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The work of Alicja Kwade (*1979) is inspired by philosophical, scientific and social enquiry. She engages in her sculptures with models and constructs that inform our perceptions of reality, questioning the potential for subjective and objective knowledge.

About

“In Abwesenheit” (In Absence) is founded on recent works by Kwade that might in a broad sense be read as self-portraits. The artist explores how a person and their physical presence in space can be described from various methodological perspectives.

The work “Self-Portrait” consists of 24 glass ampoules containing, in pure form, the chemical elements that make up the human body. There is a large installation based on the artist’s fully sequenced DNA, printed out on 314,000 pages of paper. The human genome in the digital era is also the theme of the bronze stelae: here the artist has shaped numerous overlapping smartphones into a double helix.

Exhibiting artists

Alicja Kwade

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