SCULPTURE 21ST: NEVIN ALADAĞ
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
07.05.2020 – 05.09.2021
Nevin Aladağ's latest polyphonic sculptures are fantastic musical instruments: Resonator Percussion and Resonator Wind celebrate their German premiere in the Lehmbruck Museum. The sculptural collages are created from various instruments and their mouthpieces. Musicians can play trumpet, tuba, flute and pan flute in parallel or on drums, a cabasa, bells and an agogo.
The original instruments come from different cultural and geographical contexts. Examining different cultural practices describes an important aspect in Aladağ's work: how sound interacts and how the improvised play of tones influences each other. It playfully sensitizes our perception of the conditions for being together beyond cultural borders. "What influences whom and how, and when does a cacophony start." (Nevin Aladağ)
Aladağ uses a method similar to that used in her Social Fabric series. Different knitting techniques and materials from different cultural backgrounds stand side by side and form a carpet collage of unusual patterns, which she calls "social structure".
Nevin Aladağ (* 1972) became particularly known in 2017 for her participation in the 57th Venice Biennale and documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel. She is currently one of the most sought-after German artists, as evidenced by her solo exhibitions in the Kunsthalle Basel or in San Francisco.
The presentation by Nevin Aladağ is the third presentation within the scope of "Sculpture 21st", which is sponsored by the Art, Culture and Social Foundation of Sparda-Bank West.
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Foto: Frank Vinken