Christiane Löhr Solo Show
Christiane Löhr (b. 1965), who lives and works in Prato, Italy and Cologne, Germany, creates complex sculptures and architectures with natural materials, works that can seem highly diverse in their scale and appearance. For her first appearance in Switzerland Löhr develops a solo exhibition that creates a special parcour through the Kabinett galleries of the Kunsthaus Baselland. For this the majority of works will be created on site, works which have been created in the space with natural materials chosen by the artist, and which also engage with the architectural conditions of the site.
“(…) Contrary to the heaviness and the physical and environmental gravity of much contemporary sculpture, the aspiration of this German artist is to express … a sense of delicacy and evanescence, softness and lightness. She narrates the sensitive, euphoric quality of vegetable and animal vibrancy and its alteration, which is entrusted to her tactful, tender attention. These slight, delicate sculptures give body to foamy, floating forms whose fascinating tactile presence create a luminous harmony in their context. Hers is an art that gives rise to volumes and images seductive in skin-like softness and the blooming of substances. An art gentle and at the same time potent, expressing the drama of the calm of material transformed by stupendous, vigorous expression to revivify our modes of feeling and conceiving sculpture”. Germano Celant, in: L’Espresso, Rome, No. 24, 17th June 2010, p. 127
Tue – Sun 11am – 5pm
Kunsthaus Baselland, St. Jakob-Strasse 170, Muttenz / Basel