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De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg (NL) presents:
Katharina Grosse
Two Younger Women Come in and Pull out a Table

16. February - 9. June 2013


Untitled, 2008. Photo: Olaf Bergmann.  Katharina Grosse + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2013


Dear Editors,
De Pont Museum's first show in 2013 is dedicated to a comprehensive solo exhibition by Katharina Grosse. Two Younger Women Come in and Pull out a Table surveys the multifaceted strand of painting in the artist's tremendous body of work. A decade of large-scale works on canvas, which were never exhibited in this density before, will be on view alongside site-specific interventions in different mediums: voluminous polystyrene objects, textile accumulations, oversized balloons and the walls of the museum are all used as carriers of images.

The factory hall of the former wool mills, which forms the kern of the exhibition, is taken up by an extensive, color-intensive installation. Bunches of grapes, made out of large PVC and latex balloons, and measuring four meters in size float under the historical ceiling construction. Katharina Grosse stages a veritable path of color that must be trodden by the viewer to enter the piece. According to the viewer's position amidst the installation, a different perspective, a new segment or even an entirely new work arises. This gigantic labyrinth - on view for the first time since 2008 - corresponds with the towering laminated polystyrene objects that occupy the museum's entrance hall. The sheer magnitude and structure of these bodies render it impossible to capture the work in its entirety from a singular point of view. Here, seeing necessarily implies movement in space.

Since the late 90s, Katharina Grosse's works inhabit various mediums. Her paintings are thus by no means limited to the spectacle of color and image, but instead engage in a negotiation - while sweeping across material, functional and symbolic strictures - of habits of perception, power structures and social constructs, and so seek to question the very tangents of possible relations to the world.


De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art
Wilhelminapark 1
5041 EA Tilburg
www.depont.nl


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