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-
“A painting can land anywhere: on an egg, in the crook of the arm, along a train platform, in snow and ice, or on the beach.” –Katharina Grosse
International Archives 2nd half of 2018
Katharina Grosse is known for her use of the spray gun as her primary painting tool to create vast site-
Mumbling Mud offers the Chinese audience new interpretations of Grosse’s iconic artistic practice.
Mumbling: an intermediate state between speaking and silence
Mud: an intermediate state between the solid and the liquid.
Divided into five zones at chi K11 art museum, Mumbling Mud leads visitors through an immersive, labyrinthine passage. Upon entering the first zone, they immediately find themselves surrounded by a constructed landscape made up of building materials and piles of soil, all covered with colourful paint. Spectators are invited to meander through the five zones by following the painterly traces that Grosse left when she worked her way through the museum. The amorphous, multicoloured forms and shapes sprayed across the varying structures and draping cloths installed at the museum may also create an experience of wandering on the peripheries of the familiar, inviting rumination into the quintessential strangeness of a metropolis that is ever-
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Katharina Grosse, Mumbling Mud (detail), 2018. Work in progress. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-
Exhibition November 10, 2018 -