Alicja Kwade
Piepenbrock Price for Sculpture 2008. WerkRaum. 25

20.06.2008 to 24.08.2008

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Made possible by the Piepenbrock Unternehmensgruppe and Museum & Location

The artist Alicja Kwade, this year's winner of the Piepenbrock Price for Sculpture, works in a multi-faceted and original way, employing a number of different media (installation, sculpture, photography, video) and materials.

Her art work makes use of classic sculpture materials as well as of objects of everyday usage, distorted to rip them out of their usual context and meaning. Coal briquets are turned into gold barrels, pebbles into precious stones, pavement stones into diamonds. In doing so, Alicja Kwade poses questions of auhtenticity and value, perception and classification. Over and again, she engages with matters of physics, such as the representation of the visible and the invisible. At the same time, her art combines science with poetry and playfulness.