Work

  • Ohne Titel, 2005 • acrylic on canvas, ∅ 200cm
    Ohne Titel, 2005 • acrylic on canvas, ∅ 200cm
  • Ohne Titel, 2003 • acrylic  on aluminium comb board, 95 x 228 cm
    Ohne Titel, 2003 • acrylic on aluminium comb board, 95 x 228 cm
  • «The Horse Trotted Another Couple Of Metres Then  It Stopped» 2017 • Installation view at Carriageworks, Sydney
    «The Horse Trotted Another Couple Of Metres Then It Stopped» 2017 • Installation view at Carriageworks, Sydney
  • Unpainting, 2017 • Installation view at the Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia (AUS)
    Unpainting, 2017 • Installation view at the Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia (AUS)
  • Katharina Grosse, 2016 • Installation view for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! series, New York, USA
    Katharina Grosse, 2016 • Installation view for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! series, New York, USA
  • Katharina Grosse, 2016 • Installation view for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! series, New York, USA
    Katharina Grosse, 2016 • Installation view for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! series, New York, USA

News

Frozen Gesture

In 1965 Roy Lichtenstein created his famous «brushstrokes» and in so doing transformed the subjective gesture of heroic Modernism into a trivial comic drawing, transposed into the large format of a museum. The spontaneous movement of the brush on canvas mutated into a quote, the emotional exploration of depth morphed into a Pop surface in signal colors. The purported immediacy of the expressive painterly act thus became an ironic reflection on the medium of painting using the means of mass culture. This distanced and self-reflective approach had defined contemporary painting since the end of Modernism. It highlighted the fundamental elements of the image, such as the appearance of the colors and the pigment, the color fields and their limits, and not least the application of paint in the form of a gesture.

This gesture had long since abandoned directly expressing existence in favor of any number of different discursive strategies and painterly approaches. To this day, artists underscore the problematic nature of the impact of the application of color and are forever reinterpreting it – from the gesture as a semiotic abbreviation for painting through to its diverse transformations in images.

In the form of the extensive «Frozen Gesture» exhibition Kunst Museum Winterthur is presenting the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting. The exhibition brings together important individual pieces by outstanding protagonists of Abstract Art, such as Gerhard Richter and David Reed, with extensive work groups of contemporary artists such as Franz Ackermann, Pia Fries, Katharina Grosse and Judy Millar – to create a fascinating display of works of exceptional painterly quality and inconceivable sensory appeal.

Mumbling Mud

K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and chi K11 art museum are delighted to announce Mumbling Mud, an impressive 1,500 sqm exhibition by internationally acclaimed German artist Katharina Grosse, featuring five site-related, immersive installations.

Le numerose irregolarita

Katharina Grosse & Tatiana Trouvé
French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, Rome
curated by Chiara Parisi

This is the fourth and last exhibition in the UNE cycle, originated by Muriel Mayette-Holtz and curated by Chiara Parisi. UNE is an ambitious project which, through artistic, intercultural and generational confrontation, has given rise to surprising collaborations and interconnections, providing a contemporary vision of the French Academy in Rome.

Starting from positions and styles seemingly very far apart, Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouvé have also created an unprecedented and unexpected dialogue for this cycle. Thanks to their respective projects, different but complicit and complementary, the two artists both born in the 1960s have shaken up the limits of space at the Villa Medici.

Gallery Exhibitions

Group Show (Adieu Gessnerallee!)