• Asta Gröting

    Galerie Bärbel Grässlin

    This was an extremely subdued exhibition: nothing more than thirty-five leather jackets piled on top of one another on the floor and two large amorphous masses hanging down from the ceiling. The latter were intestine- or pharynxlike objects reminiscent of the sculptures for which Asta Gröting is already known. However, their titles—Anthropomorph (Anthropomorphic) and Das Es (The id; all works 2002) seem to suggest something else. “Anthropomorphic” is a pivotal concept in Gröting's work Her early organic sculptures fell under the rubric “biomorphic”—forms dictated by the forces of life.

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