The Kunstverein Braunschweig shows works by Klara Liden and Karl Holmqvist. The exhibition joins different positions of the two artists and spatial assemblages that were developed collaboratively.
Klara Liden detaches every-day-objects from their functional contexts and transfers them into the environment of the exhibition as condensed urban spaces. Pasted-over with white, piled-up posters turn into panel paintings – pipes, corrugated iron sheets, and cartons create fragile constructions at different sites; some of the pieces integrate video works. In the tradition of the Beat-Generation, Karl Holmqvist transforms spoken syllables, words, and fragments of sentences into Dada lecture performances rich with citations and quotes, while the written word enters into artist books, sculptures, or wall-drawings.
Klara Liden (*1979 in Stockholm) lives in Berlin. The Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2009), the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2011), in co-operation with Serpentine Gallery, London (2012), and the New Museum, New York (2012), have presented her work in solo shows. In 2011 she was nominated for the prize of the Neue Nationalgalerie and in 2012 she received the Carnegie Art Award.
Karl Holmqvist (*1964 in Västerâs, Sweden) moved to New York in 1989 and lives in Berlin today. In 2003 and 2011 he participated in the Venice Biennale. Among numerous other art institutions, the Bergen Kunsthall (2011), the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2013), and the Camden Arts Centre, London (2016), and, most recently, the Kunstverein Munich (2016) dedicated solo shows to him. In 2013, Holmqvist received the Arthur-Köpcke-Prize.
GUESTROOM: ADRIANA LARA
Since early 2016 artists or curators have been invited to make use of the room, which originally served as the guestroom of the Villa Salve Hospes to comment upon and critically engage with the respective main exhibition. Upon request by Klara Liden and Karl Holmqvist, works by Adriana Lara (*1978 in Mexico City) will be shown. The artist frequently translates found objects into her own systems of order and signs.
Curated by: Jule Hillgärtner / Curatorial assistance: Nele Kaczmarek
The exhibition Klara Liden | Karl Holmqvist is made possible by:
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
The Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V. is supported by:
Stadt Braunschweig, Kulturinstitut