Following water - Prologue
The Kunsthalle Bielefeld is showing an exhibition dedicated to water in summer 2022. Based on her collection of the art of the the twentieth and 21st century, it follows the questions: What do we see when we look at the water? What themes, objects and contexts come to light when we turn our attention to water in art? In the exhibition, depictions of the sea, lakes, rivers and harbors are combined with works that use water as an artistic material and with more recent works that revolve around current debates.
A few selected artistic interventions are already preparing the exhibition in 2021.
Katinka Bock’s (*1976) sculptures “Toxic Fountain” (2019) and “Sonar International” (2021) – installed on the roof and under the basement of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld – draw attention to the edges of the museum. Completely or partially hidden from the view of visitors, they mark the contact zones of the Kunsthalle with its Bielefeld surroundings, specifically with the Bielefeld water. This water will change the copper sculptures over time, leaving its mark on them and helping to shape them until they go on display from June 2022 as part of the DEM WASSER FOLGEN exhibition.
Curators: Henrike Mund, Laura Rehme, Christina Végh, Linda Walther