reviews

  • Katharina Grosse

    Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

    Katharina Grosse’s presentation in St. Gallen was one element of a four-part exhibition in 2002–2003, realized in different forms at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; the Lenbachhaus Munich; and the Kunsthalle zu Kiel. At the Ikon she used the dominant nineteenth-century iron beams to dramatize the three-dimensionality of her energetic abstract paintings, applied directly to the gallery walls. In St. Gallen she responded to the museum’s classical Central European architecture by using color to pull the decorative plaster moldings and the perfectly proportioned door frames into the rest of the space,

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