Düsseldorf

View of “Natalie Häusler,” 2018. Photo: Ivo Faber.

Natalie Häusler

KIT - Kunst Im Tunnel

View of “Natalie Häusler,” 2018. Photo: Ivo Faber.

Natalie Häusler is a poet as well as a visual artist and typically designs environments in which objects and language organically flow into each other. In this exhibition, titled “Honey,” she created a complex scenario incorporating disparate forms of presentation, linked through open dramaturgical interconnections and peppered with literary, aesthetic, and sociopolitical references. Every attempt to come to grips with the ensemble as a whole led the viewer to further avenues of inquiry and generated ever broader chains of association. 

The dense polyphony that ensued was thematically bound up with the specific setting of KIT – Kunst im Tunnel. A leftover section from a tunnel-building project, it is a long, narrow, windowless space that slopes gently downward and has walls of exposed concrete. One enters through a sunny café on the banks of the Rhine; once inside, one is suddenly

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