16 February – 06 May 2007

MONIKA SOSNOWSKA. Loop

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In her installations that echo the formal language of constructivist avant-garde, minimal and conceptual tendencies of the 60s and the 70s as well as a heritage of modernist architecture, Monika Sosnowska constructs a physical and conceptual labyrinth, a post-narrative, inner world of spatiality, staged in a sequence of interventions that emphasize space’s virtualities and potentials.

Steps, a white corridor, around the corner on the right another, longer corridor, another right turn, another corridor, even longer, also white. A situation like in a dream, with no spatial or temporal coordinates, no pointers to the place, no windows or doors, no end to the corridors – Loop is continuous.

Monika Sosnowska created the work for the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. The Polish artist (*1972) first examined and analysed both the inside and outside of the museum together with Christian Kerez, one of the building's architects, and then designed the installation, which takes up the whole of the upper floor. The museum building, by architects Morger, Degelo and Kerez, uses the formal idiom of Classical Modernism while at the same time providing an unusual sequence of rooms. Sosnowska takes up these aspects of the building, reinterprets and drastically exaggerates them. She transforms the neutral rooms into corridors with no reference to their function, goal or location. She adapts the geometrically clear and restrained formal vocabulary to an expressionistic ground plan with acute angles and sharp corners. Movement around the building is determined by an endless circle – a loop.

Monika Sosnowska creates a provocatively new spatial reality. She construes a physically real situation. The visitors are given nothing familiar to latch onto and as a result focus on their sense perception. Movement in three-dimensional space becomes movement in spiritual, emotional spaces. Monika Sosnowska’s Loop renders visitors sensitive to the conscious experience of their surroundings and thereby to their own feeling for space.

The exhibition was curated for the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein by
Adam Budak, curator of the Kunsthaus Graz.
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Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2007
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Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2007
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Exhibition view, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2007
Opening
 Thursday, 15 February 2007, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 1 March 2007, 18 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
 Sunday, 1 April 2007, 18 h with Friedemann Malsch 
 Thursday, 3 May 2007, 18 h with Kristin Schmidt 
Supporting events:
 Thursday, 8 March 2007, 18 h   Discussion

Monika Sosnowska's Installation in Vaduz   

with Christian Kerez, architect and assistant professor for architecture at the ETH Zurich

 Thursday, 15 March 2007, 18 h   Speech

Den architektonischen Raum erfahren   

von Konrad Wiesendanger, Architekt, Feldenkrais Lehrer, Coach, Luzern

 Sunday, 18 March 2007, 14 – 16 h   Families

Family Sunday   

to "Monika Sosnowska. Loop", with Tonia Weibel

 Thursday, 22 March 2007, 18 h   Film

Letztes Jahr in Marienbad   

1961 (94 min,), direccted by Alain Resnais; with Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoeff, Giorgio Albertazzi

 Thursday, 29 March 2007, 18 h   Speech

Rooms, Cinema, Feelings: Monika Sosnowska's Work   

with Jan Verwoert, Contributing Editor of Frieze, free lance writer for Afterall, Metropolis M and Piktogramm, professor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

 Thursday, 26 April 2007, 18 h   Discussion

Loop   

Diskussion with Monika Sosnowska and Adam Budak, curator at the Kuntshaus Graz and curator of the exhibition

 Sunday, 6 May 2007, 14 – 16 h   Families

Family Sunday   

to "Monika Sosnowska. Loop", with Tonia Weibel