Alicja Kwade
Polish, born 1979
1,799 followers
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
ENTITAS - Alicja Kwade,
KÖNIG GALERIE
2017
Perception is Reality. On the Construction of Reality and Virtual Worlds,
Frankfurter Kunstverein
2015
Alicja Kwade 'Nach Osten',
TRAFO

Alicja Kwade’s mixed-media works manipulate mental perceptions and physical experiences of how the body inhabits space and time. Kwade frequently uses imperfect doubling, mirror images, and repetition in her practice. For example, Dimension +1-+9 (2012) and Dimension -1--9 (2012) are a pair of clocks ticking just faster and slower than one second; Nissan (Parallelwelt 1 + 2) (2009) features two Nissan cars as mirror images, including topical scratches. Her common materials include items found in everyday life—like coins, metal pipes, mirrors, glass, lights, and bicycles—that she then distorts to create sensory illusions. The results, sometimes slouching or stretching, can appear anthropomorphic. A recent installation Durchbruch durch Schwäche (Breakthrough Through Weakness) (2011), comprised of over 300 clock weights, was based on the closing sequence of Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film

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