14.11.08 - 14.01.09
Sculpture is…
Group exhibition with works by
Veronika Brovall, William Cordova, Wim Delvoye, Anton Henning, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jon Kessler, Douglas Kolk, Karsten Konrad, Josephine Meckseper, Mathilde ter Heijne, Susan Turcot, Veron Urdarianu, Franz West, Wang Du

Sculpture is… (2008) Sculpture is… (2008)

Sculpture is…

…something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting. (Ad Reinhardt 1913–1967)
It is not so much a question of whether the painter Ad Reinhardt merely intended to provoke sculptors or attempted to tease and teach the art audience, it is rather an entrenched statement on the enduring battle between painter and sculptor; the everlasting struggle between painting and sculpture.
In the past decade we have witnessed the triumph of painting. Before that, the end of painting was proclaimed as often as the victory of sculpture - and vice versa. Yet, neither of these mediums can finally win this battle. There is never a higher quality of painting or a lower quality of sculpture. In fact there is only relevant and less relevant art.

This exhibition is devoted to gallery and guests artists who either confine themselves to this medium or who are bound to both media, accomplishing their oeuvre through an intended crossover between them.