CURRENT EXHIBITION

Alona Rodeh. Architecture of the Nights

March 16, 2019 - June 10, 2019

Light, movement, and sound: In her room-spanning, performative installations the artist Alona Rodeh (*1979 in Tel Aviv, Israel) translates the nocturnal design of our cities into aesthetic spaces of experience. With "Architecture of the Nights" the Kunstpalais hosts her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. Based on the term ‘Architecture of the Night’, coined by US-architect Raymond Hood in 1930, Rodeh develops her artistic approach to urban illumination. This approach is grounded both on a careful examination of technical components as well as in-depth cultural-historic research on the use of artificial light.

In the early 20th century the Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) dreamed of mechanical apparatuses that via a multitude of flash and color effects could compose large-scale light structures in midair. His aim to move art forward into the third dimension became reified in works like the "Light-Space-Modulator" from 1930 – the same year Raymond Hood developed his thoughts around light architecture. Alona Rodeh draws from this rich legacy and conveys it into contemporary circumstances.

Image: Alona Rodeh, "The Curves of Jaffa", 2017, street marking paints on asphalt, approx. 56 x 28 m, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Courtesy the artist und Christine König Galerie

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Andreas Schmitten. Nothing New

March 16, 2019 - June 10, 2019

Image: Andreas Schmitten, „Bürgerwehr“, 2017, Olbricht Collection © KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin / London
Installationview: Museum Kurhaus Kleve; Photocredit: Frédéric Schwilden

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