A painting by Katharina Grosse (*1961, lives in Berlin and New Zealand) can appear anywhere: in the crook of an arm, on an egg, on the crumpled folds of a cloth, along a railway line, on the beach, in snow, on a sculptural form, or across a street and on to the façde of a building. The notion that painting takes place not just within the limits of the canvas but can transcend all boundaries and permeate every facet of our surroundings is central to Grosse’s artistic practice. For the exhibition Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us, the artist has transformed the Historic Hall of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fü Gegenwart – Berlin, as well as the outdoor space behind the building, into an expansive painting which radically destabilizes the existing order of the museum architecture.
Exhibition June 14, 2020 -
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Over the course of several weeks Grosse created a vast image that stretches across the central hall of the building, over a large sculptural ensemble and into public space, covering the extensive grounds behind the museum and finally landing on the façde of the so-
An extensive 216-
Curated by Udo Kittelmann and Gabriele Knapstein.