Repetitive Forms (Sometimes Singular)
5. June - 18. September
ARTROOM SCHROTH | Hans Kaiser Room and Foyer | Museum Wilhelm Morgner
Opening: 4 June 2022, 5 pm. Introduction: Dr. Alistair Rider, University of St. Andrews
Reflecting on the exhibition “Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated)”, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2004, which traced the origins of reductive aesthetics from 1950 onwards and showcased works from the museum’s own collection; this exhibition, curated together with Niklas von Bartha, London, highlights a vital aspect of the Schroth Collection: works with a focus on serial forms. The show highlights artists who have developed their practice through a recurring conceptual framework.
Hellmut Bruch | Leo Erb | Spencer Finch | James Howell | Stefana McClure | Vera Molnar | François Morellet | Winston Roeth | Ignacio Uriarte
With its focus on repetition, both in form and conception, the exhibition showcases a variety of artistic positions that set a clear contrast. The entrance to the museum and exhibition will feature “The River That Flows Both Ways”, a work by Spencer Finch in 100 parts, shown in its entirety for the first time. Exhibited as a frieze this installation leads to the ARTROOM SCHROTH, where you will be greeted by a suite of paintings and works on paper by James Howell, luminous acrylic glass objects by Hellmut Bruch, works by Ignacio Uriarte made of materials more commonly found in everyday office life, paintings on slate by Winston Roeth, a light installation by François Morellet, a kinetic object by Leo Erb, subtitle woks by Stefana McClure on wax transfer paper and a large wool thread installation by Vera Molnar, to name only some of the highlights in this ambitious exhibition.
A digital documentation will accompany the show at: repetitiveforms.skk-soest.de.
We would like to thank the James Howell Foundation for their generous support of this exhibition.
Fig.: François Morellet, π-Rococo neonly, 2001, installation of neon tubes, 170 x 300 cm. Copyright François Morellet, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022; Photo Ulli Sowa