Raum mit blauen Kunstwerken an der Wand
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Heimo Zobernig, Piet Mondrian: A spatial appropriation

Taking designs for interiors produced during the Modernist period as a starting point, contemporary artists are presenting their own spatial concepts and exhibition designs in the Albertinum. Since the mid-1980s the artist Heimo Zobernig has been experimenting with the design of interiors and the presentation of art, as well as with geometric abstractions like those of Piet Mondrian. In a series of paintings created successively from the year 2000 onwards, he has used materials such as acrylic paint and tape to investigate the grid structure as an avantgarde form of expression since the Modernist era.

  • DATES 02/03/2019—02/06/2019

[Translate to English:] Demonstrationsräume

In the Albertinum he is presenting a selection of recent paintings from this series as well as a new spatial installation in the atrium. The basis for this work consists of design drawings produced by Piet Mondrian in 1926 for a room in the home of the Dresden art collector Ida Bienert, which are on view in the exhibition entitled “Visionary Spaces” in the Albertinum. Whereas Mondrian’s design was never actually implemented, Zobernig’s installation in the original dimensions of that room can be entered and experienced as a cubic sculpture.

horizontale und senkrechte Streifen in verschiedenen Farben vor rotem Hintergrund
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Heimo Zobernig, Ohne Titel, 2010 Tape, Acryl, Leinwand, 100 x 100 cm, Archiv HZ

[Translate to English:] Werke

Céline Condorelli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Judy Radul

As part of the Demonstration Rooms project, Céline Condorelli, Kapwani Kiwanga and Judy Radul have been invited to reflect on the presentation of the collection in the Albertinum. In various rooms of the museum they have developed artistic interventions that interrogate customary viewing habits and spatial perception. Hence, this project builds upon the ideas of El Lissitzky who in 1926 created a “Demonstration Room” for the Dresden International Art Exhibition, through which he sought to make the viewing of art a more active process by taking an unconventional approach to interior design. Even today, the progressive designs of Mondrian and Lissitzky still have the potential to inspire innovative thinking.


Sponsors & Partners

[Translate to English:] Partner und Förderer

Funded by the Bauhaus heute Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation

[Translate to English:] Förderer

[Translate to English:] weitere

Further Exhibitions
02.03.2019 —02.06.2019

Visionary Spaces

im Albertinum


im Schloss Pillnitz

gelber Kasten mit vier Füßen
15.02.2019 —12.05.2019


im Residenzschloss

Portrait eines Mannes mit Hut und Vollbart
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