Alicja Kwade

Medium Median

  • Alicja Kwade, SCENOGRAPHIA SYSTEMATIS MVNDANI PTOLEMAICI - Scenography of the Ptolemaic cosmography

    Alicja Kwade, Scenographia Systematis Mundani Ptolemaici (Scenography of the Ptolemaic cosmography) 2016. Courtesy the artist

  • Image of the Cassiopeia constellation from Sky Guide. By Alicja Kwade

    Alicja Kwade, Cassiopeia constellation.From Sky Guide © 2015 Fifth Star Labs LLC.

Free entry

28 Sep - 25 Jun 2017

Gallery 2

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

Commission
Alicja Kwade: Medium Median

28 September 2016 – 25 June 2017

Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade’s commission Medium Median explores our relationship to space and time.

A 21st century mobile, featuring twenty-four electronic star charts, revolves at the centre of the installation. Slowly orbiting each other in a three-dimensional composition, the devices evoke kinetic sculpture and occasionally align in the formation of the constellation Cassiopeia.

As the sky charts receive information from GPS satellites showing the current locations of stars, they also vocalise in unison a reading of passages from Genesis. Directly connected to the universe, the screens become windows into a starry Milky Way, positioning the viewer at the centre.

Surrounding the mobile, Kwade (b.1979, Katowice, Poland) has placed several large bronze casts reminiscent of Modernist sculpture. Their biomorphic shapes are echoed in the artist’s projection of an ambiguous mass rotating in a black void.


Event


Curator’s Tour
Thu 29 Sep, 6.30pm | Free, booking required

Whitechapel Gallery curator Daniel F. Herrmann gives a tour of Alicia Kwade‘s Whitechapel Gallery commission, discussing the key themes and interests that run through her work.

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Generously supported by:
The Whitechapel Gallery Commissioning Council
Füsun and Faruk Eczacibasi
r/e collection and projects
and those who wish to remain anonymous

With additional support from:
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and Culture.pl

303 Gallery, New York
KÖNIG GALERIE
galerie kamel mennour
Polish Cultural Institute in London

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