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Ausstellung von Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud

30.10.2018 - Artikel

chi K11 art museum
K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Road Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
10 November 2018 – 24 February 2019

Ausstellung von Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud
Ausstellung von Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud© Mumbling Mud


chi K11 art museum

K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Road Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

10 November 2018 – 24 February 2019

K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and chi K11 art museum are delighted to announce Mumbling Mud, an impressive 1,500 sqm exhibition by internationally acclaimed German artist Katharina Grosse, featuring five site-related, immersive installations.

Katharina Grosse is known for her use of the spray gun as her primary painting tool to create vast site-related paintings. She has passed strongly coloured swaths of paint across the walls of exhibition rooms, her own bed, a public billboard, an entire house and its surroundings, and different kinds of arranged objects such as piles of soil and tree trunks. Using the spray gun, she has been able to liberate the application of paint from its immediate connection to both the painter’s body and any predetermined surface. With colour she traverses the established borders of objects and architectural settings and creates a dissensual order of reality. Ultimately, Grosse’s painting practice not only reworks the divisions that cut across the visible world and are responsible for its familiar shape, but also the fundamental division between the visible and the invisible. Disregarding established functions, attributions, and hierarchies, her works function as prototypes that prefigure options to organise our lives in novel ways.

In July 2018, Grosse travelled to China to meet Chinese artists whom K11 Art Foundation has previously worked with, including young artists Li Ming and Cui Jie, as well as prominent artist Zheng Guogu, who is known for his ongoing art project Liao Garden (formerly The Age of the Empire). The trip enabled Grosse and her Chinese counterparts to have in-depth discussions about art making and themes related to Mumbling Mud. The show will be unveiled at chi K11 art museum, at the basement level of the K11 Art Mall in Shanghai, on 5 November 2018, running through the winter till 24 February 2019. Subsequently it will tour through the chi K11 art spaces in other major cities in the country, including Guangzhou and Wuhan.

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