Ausstellungsansicht "Heimo Zobernig. Piet Mondrian. Eine räumliche Aneignung", Installation im Lichthof
© SKD, Foto: Klemens Renner

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.

© Klemens Renner

[Translate to English:] Werke

Demonstration Rooms: Interventions by 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.

Céline Condorelli

Céline Condorelli

Kapwani Kiwanga

Kapwani Kiwanga

Judy Radul

Judy Radul

[Translate to English:] Publikation

Publication to the special exhibition

Demonstration Rooms. Artistic Confrontations with Space and Display at the Albertinum

Editor: Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Isabelle Busch, Kathleen Reinhardt, Hilke Wagner, 143 pages, 2020, Spector Books OHG (publishing house), ISBN 978-3-95905-352-5, 28 €

Sponsors & Partners

[Translate to English:] Partner und Förderer

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

[Translate to English:] Förderer

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