Stones & Roses
curated by Lalita Salander
Antje Rieck’s work analyses the idea of transformation, transcendence and metamorphosis, by putting the human body in dialogue with its environment, like a porous container. Her practice investigates the structure with and around the space created by the biography of the social fabric. In her sculptural and site specific installations, the artist uses organic materials like marble, wood, stone as well as other media, which include photography, video, digital animation and performance. The artist’s investigation process is characterized by different levels of perception which she refers to as Experimentierfelder (fields of experimentation) or Spielfelder (fields of recreation), which create a visible geographical reference to the imagination of the infinity.
In her last investigations, Rieck explores the crystal growth and its unique properties in crystalline economies, including the experiment CrystalGrowingStation, whose boundaries are going to be explored in the exhibition at MEF. A constellation of open and closed systems of various materials, manipulated or not, orchestrating a geology of spaces which map a perception choreographing the architecture of the museum in renewed and renewable treasures of consciousness.
The introduction to the public of LightHenge is going to be part of the morphological exhibition. The project of that public artwork for New York City consists of three sculptures composed of panels made from acrylic, stainless steel and artificially grown crystals. The project was approved for the installation at Manhattan East River Park in the early autumn 2016.
The artist has won numerous awards and recognitions, including the Premio Cesare Pavese per la Scultura (1997) and the nomination for Premio Targetti (2003). Antje Rieck’s exhibitions include illuminations d’eau, Fondazione Mario Merz, Turin (2006/2008); “GLASSTRESS 2011”, LIV International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale; Seeing through Abstraction, RU Residency Unlimited, New York (2015). Her public commissions include The mark of the Chemist: A Dialogue with Primo Levi, Fondazione Primo Levi/Teatro Stabile, Turin (2011) and Intrave, Monumento in Memoria ai Martiri delle Fosse Ardeatine, Rome (2006).
08 July – 25 September 2016
from Wednesday to Friday 14-19
Saturday and Sunday 11-19