Alicja Kwade @ Sol LeWitt's Wall. Performed

Press release


Image Credits


04.04. - 05.05.2024


03.04.2024 7pm

Press event

03.04.2024 11am - 12pm

Place of the press event

Kunsthaus Graz, Space01


Katrin Bucher Trantow

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Stones that are millions of years old are polished to make precise globes in a computerised process. ‘Blue Marbles’, which poses questions about the universe and humanity, become the fitting counterpart to Sol LeWitt’s Wall, built by humans. Gravity is revealed as the starting point of all life in a silently floating mobile. Time becomes unendingly scalable here, as does space. The harmony that defines Kwade’s mysterious installations seems to get by without humans. Is that what we would call ‘of unearthly beauty’?


Alicja Kwade is one of Germany’s best-known artists, successful internationally for many years. Born in Katowice (Poland) in 1979, the artist investigates in her works the interplay between material and spirit, between body and space. Kwade was commissioned in 2019 to create a monumental installation for the Metropolitan Museum in New York. She has also taken part in international group exhibitions and biennials presenting location-based installations: Place Vendome, Paris, France; Desert X AlUla, Saudi Arabia; Elevation 1049, St. Moritz + Gstaad, Switzerland; Helsinki Biennale, Helsinki, Finland; Desert X, Coachella Valley, USA; La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy; and Public Art Fund, New York, USA.


Alicja Kwade, Superheavy Skies, 2023

Courtesy the artist, Roman März

Alicja Kwade, Siège du Monde (II), 2023, Courtesy the artist

Roman März