Kunsthalle Lingen Presents the Solo Exhibition "Phenomenal Fracture" by German-Canadian Artist Antonia Hirsch

The large-scale presentation includes over twenty sculptures and objects.

April 15th, 2024
Sofiia Bartnovska, News from Berlin
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The exhibition: “Phenomenal Fracture” is the first institutional solo exhibition of the German-Canadian artist Antonia Hirsch in Lower Saxony and includes a large-format presentation with over twenty sculptures and objects as well as a new installation created specifically for the Kunsthalle location.

The exhibition: “Phenomenal Fracture” inludes objects that feature strict geometric shapes made of hard, shimmering glass and steel, only to be met with strangely somatic and ephemeral cardboard or soft foam, reminiscent of the bodies they may have served. Shiny surfaces reflect our gaze, but even the less noble materials invite physical recognition. Antonia Hirsch's objects are not just for viewing, but also radiate agency, perhaps even a call to action. But as much as they may involve us through their anthropomorphic dimension, the disappearing emptiness or empty look that they convey is just as threatening. “What is highlighted in these forms is the establishment of control [and] the mechanical methods of inclusion and exclusion…”

Antonia Hirsch was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1968 and lives in Berlin. Her work has been shown at, among others, the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (USA), The Power Plant, Toronto, the Salzburger Kunstverein, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art , Rotterdam and in the ZKM Museum for New Art, Karlsruhe.

The exhibition is supported by Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada & Embassy of Canada to Germany.


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