International exhibitions

Archives 2nd half of 2013

Klara Lidén, Invalidenstrasse
Museion, Bolzano (Italy)

14.09.2013 - 12.01.2014

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E-Flux Press release

MUSEION is to host the first solo show of Klara Lidén's works in Italy. The vast area on the fourth floor will present various new works, along with recent pieces by the artist from public and private collections. Installations, photographs and videos capture actions and performances that reveal the core concerns of her work: an exploration of the physical, psychological and social limits and conventions of both public and private space; an obsession with recycling and transforming urban materials; physical gesture and use of the body. For the occasion, Lidén has created a number of new Poster Paintings, the signature works that have earned her international renown.

Exhibition  14 September 2013 - 12 January 2014. Museion of modern and contemporary art, Via Dante 6 – 39100 Bolzano. Tel. : +39 (0)471 22 34 13. Opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm, Thursday 10am - 10pm.

Klara Lidén, Invalidenstrasse, Museion, Bolzano Klara Lidén, Untitled (Down), 2011, Inkjet print, 62 x 47 cm. Courtoisie de l’ariste et Galerie Neu, Berlin

As she often does in her solo shows, Lidén also presents new works that draw on the surrounding urban context of Bolzano, like a series of sculptures made from pieces of road surface: the artist literally brings the street into the venue. This artistic gesture forges a singular dialogue between the city and the museum, forcing a merge that subverts the established relationship between inside and out, a relationship that is both proclaimed and limited by the transparency of the museum's architecture. Museion's programme thus continues with its exploration of the languages of contemporary sculpture, the invitation to Lidén bringing a new, disruptive opportunity to question its role as a museum and explore art's re-appropriation of architectural space.

Curated by Letizia Ragaglia

Klara Lidén, Untitled (Down), 2011, Inkjet print, 62 x 47 cm. Courtoisie de l’ariste et Galerie Neu, Berlin