Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, 20 June 2024, 7 p.m.
Friday, 21 June 2024, 2 p.m.
21 June – 1 December 2024
The art of Angela Glajcar is characterized by the apparent lightness and poetic plasticity of her preferred material: the German artist designs wall objects, smaller and free-standing large-format sculptures and monumental installations, all made of paper. Inherent in the forms is an architecturally structured concept that arises in a fundamental dialogue with the space and is absorbed into the space. For these works the former industrial hall of Kunstraum Dornbirn offers a very attractive environment. The natural light streaming through its large lattice windows sets the mood and over the course of the day allows the paper surfaces and sculptural bodies to enter into an exciting, constantly changing reciprocal relationship with the space.
Glajcar tears large sheets of paper into shape and staggers them to create expansive structures. The work process is direct, physically demanding and time-consuming. The high grammage of up to 400 g/m2 gives the paper, hanging and accumulated with the help of mechanical devices, a spatial-plastic presence and physicality. Glajcar experiments with the interplay between construction and deconstruction of expansive forms. Always determined by the perspective, her creations move between the spheres of the abstract and the representational, without ultimately fixing themselves in one or the other.
Glajcar opens the material through the tear edges. The inside fibre layering and direction becomes visible, the composition comprehensible. The addition of binding or filling material in the industrial manufacturing process doesn’t stymie the plant-based nature of the fibres, which creates the organic appearance of the paper and gives the works a form of naturalness. This is underlined by the title of the series of works that Glajcar has been working on since 2006: “Terforation” is a word she has coined, which is made up of the Latin words “terra”, meaning earth, and “foramen”, meaning hole or opening. Two works from this formally diverse series are being shown together for the first time at Kunstraum Dornbirn.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, with a series of images from the exhibition as well as accompanying texts and an individual design by Proxi Design.
Angela Glajcar (*1970, Mainz, Germany) studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg from 1991 to 1998. From 1998 to 2004, she taught there as well as at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Universities of Giessen and Dortmund, and in 2007 and 2008 she was a visiting professor at the University of Giessen. Glajcar’s works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, such as the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich in Krems (currently until 24 March 2024), the Jeon Gallery in Vienna (until 24 March 2024), and the Jeon Gallery in Vienna. March 2024), the Jeonbuk Museum of Art South Korea and the Haus des Papiers, Berlin (both 2021), the NMWA National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington (2020), the Sharjah Art Museum (2019), Les3Cha centre d’art Châteaugiron (2018), the CODA Museum Apeldoorn (2017) and a permanent installation at the Museum Wiesbaden (since 2017).
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