Kiki Kogelnik, Tête en l´air, 1996
Courtesy Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Photo: Hans-Joachim Becker
30 MARCH – 30 NOVEMBER 2006
The Face – Lost and Found Again
The face defines us as individuals, with it we express our different feelings and we communicate with it. It is thus an interface that can be experienced between our inner life and the outside world. Since the very beginnings of art and as far as we know, art has made use of this type of projection. The face represents one of the most important elements in art to fathom the boundary between expression and psyche, surface and depth.
With the 35 glass sculptures shown in the exhibition, the visitor gained an insight into the character of the collection being currently built up, but was also given an overview of the central positions of contemporary work with glass. The exhibits underlined that the language of glass and sculpture has its own laws in comparison with painting. The exhibited artists used the medium glass as a tool, as a means to an end and they prove that glass does not necessarily have to please the beholder – as it is usually expected from this material.
With works by:
Hank Murta Adams
Stanislav Libenský & Jaroslava Brychtová
Anne-Lise Riond Sibony