Germany - Kunstmuseum Bonn - Every Day of the Weak - Kris Martin02/02/2012
Every Day of the Weak
2 February - 22 April 2012
The work of Belgian artist Kris Martin (°1972, Kortrijk) radiates intense experiences of the finite and the transient, of life and death. In his works–which include installation, photography, drawing, script and sound–the artist discusses the presence of time, the power of imagination and memory, beauty and its terrors. He also inquires into the possibility of spirituality, eternity, religion and God. Despite their melancholic, symbolic and romantic aspects, Martin's works are not categorical or histrionic, but often rooted in skeptical humor. The formal diversity and the sensual, material qualities of his objects are combined with austere conceptuality, playful elegance and cool, puristic concentration.
Kunstmuseum Bonn is showing the first comprehensive exhibition of Martin's oeuvre in Europe in collaboration with Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau and the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover. An extensive catalogue, co-designed by the artist, will be published in concert with the exhibition with essays by Volker Adolphs, Susanne Figner, Antonia Lotz and Madeleine Schuppli.
Image: Mandi XXI, 2009, Anzeigetafel, verschiedene Materialien, Courtesy Sies + Höke Düsseldorf, Photographer Achim Kukulies
More info: www.kunstmuseum-bonn.de