Vaduz

Matti Braun, S.R., 2003, mixed media. Installation view, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany.

Matti Braun, S.R., 2003, mixed media. Installation view, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany.

Vaduz

Matti Braun

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

February 6–April 26, 2009

Curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll

The visually sensitive, materially diverse results of Matti Braun’s investigations into the notion of cultural difference reveal the misperceptions, category errors, and semantic slippages that occur when the productive relations of one context are viewed through the aesthetic spectacles of another. In what will be Braun’s first major museum show, small, independently conceived pieces from throughout his career will accompany large-scale installations from six recent series, including “S.R.” and “The Alien”—both of which take on Satyajit Ray’s abandoned project for a science-fiction film—and “Bali,” inspired by a community of European modernists who lived on the island in the 1930s. A substantial bilingual catalogue with contributions from Thomas Bayrle and Jennifer Allen, along with twenty-four others, will accompany the exhibition.