For the first time the gallery Ludorff in Düsseldorf presents an exhibition which exclusively shows sculptural works. The exhibition “Skulptur I” (sculpture I) presents with 40 works from 22 artists an inspiring and varied insight into different artistic views from the 20th century. Half of the artists are part of the last 30 years of contemporary art.
The exhibition features positions of national artists who are working with figurative and with abstract formal language by using different materials and techniques, referring to different motifs. Although the artists are using an individual sculptural language, they all are focusing on the pure presence and character of the sculpture with its material properties and its three-dimensional presence. The sculpture -as the oldest medium of art- presents many possibilities to work with the spatial, narrative and sensual experience and involves us in the work by provoking our imagination.
Sculptural works from Stephan Balkenhol and Katherina Fritsch are presented next to the conceptual world of motifs from Thomas Demand. The exhibition will show works from artists like Tony Cragg, Katharina Grosse and Imi Knoebel, as well as works from Erwin Wurm, Martin und Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff, Günter Uecker, Bernar Venet, Ewald Mataré, Max Ernst and Käthe Kollwitz.
Käthe Kollowitz discusses intimate and emotional situations which find expression in a particularly fine modulation in bronze. The work of Tony Cragg is characterized by its design of plasticity and surface which leads to multiple viewing angles. Depending on one´s point of view, the object opens a new visual impression. The steel casting reveals living and moving forms. Katharina Gross presents with Rock (2005) her own position by combining painting and installation: she sprays a Carrara marble with acrylic.
A catalogue (in German) will be published for the exhibition. The catalogue appears in the own publishing company.