Ailleurs - La chambre des certitudes
Ailleurs - La chambre des certitudes
Ailleurs - La chambre des certitudes

This is a free standing wax room.

Interior dimensions: 324 (h) x 78-120 x 485 cm / 10‘6½“ (h) x 2‘7“-3‘11“ x 15‘11“
Exterior dimensions: 350 (h) x 175 x 535 cm / 11‘6“ (h) x 5‘9“ x 17‘6½“

2005 Musée de Grenoble
2002 San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
2002 Haus der Kunst, München
2001 Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
2001 Dallas Museum of Art
2001 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
2000 Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
1999 Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes
1997 Palazzo dei Esposizioni, Rom

About Wolfgang Laib

Wolfgang Laib is an installation artist whose practice is inextricable from his mythically modest and hermetic lifestyle. A former doctor, Laib is a student of Eastern and pre-Modern religions, like Buddhism, Jainism, and Medieval Christianity. This deeply influenced his perspective on nature, in particular his belief that one can only communicate with nature in solitude. Most of Laib’s works are composed of one or two materials, which he has gathered in raw form, such as milk, marble, rice, beeswax, and pollen. In fact, Laib spends the spring and summer months of each year gathering pollen from the meadows around his rural residence in southern Germany; he recently installed a large-scale pollen work at the MoMA in New York, titled Pollen from Hazelnut. “Pollen is the potential beginning of the life of the plant,” he says of his favored medium. “It is as simple, as beautiful, and as complex as this.”

German, b. 1950, Metzingen, Germany

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Wolfgang Laib, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2014
Gallery Weekend Berlin: WOLFGANG LAIB, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago