On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the Kestner Gesellschaft presented a solo exhibition by the Polish-British artist Goshka Macuga (*1967 in Warsaw, lives and works in London). The internationally renowned artist questions historiography, especially key ideas of modernism such as a belief in progress, authorship, and utopia. In detective-like research, she finds breaks, pitfalls, and ambiguities in a supposedly linear narrative. This exhibition focused on the Bauhaus, the influential school of art, architecture, and design, and its connection to the Kestner Gesellschaft. Some forty installations, sculptures, textiles, and collages by Goshka Macuga were on view throughout the building. The artist created new works specifically for the exhibition at the Kestner Gesellschaft, including a tapestry and one installation in collaboration with the London lighting designer Michael Anastassiades, among others.
Exhibition in the Kestner Gesellschaft 24 May to 4 August 2019
|Published by||Verlag Kettler, Dortmund|
|Year of publication||2019|
|Katalog-Format||17 x 22 cm, Softcover|