KATHARINA GROSSE

Ein Glas Wasser, bitte, 2024 (installation)
Museum Reinhard Ernst, Wiesbaden

Katharina Grosse, Ein Glas Wasser, bitte, 2024, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024, photo: Martin Url, courtesy Museum Reinhard Ernst, Wiesbaden
Katharina Grosse, Ein Glas Wasser, bitte, 2024, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024, photo: Martin Url, courtesy Museum Reinhard Ernst, Wiesbaden

Katharina Grosse has unveiled her first ever work in glass, Ein Glas Wasser, bitte (A Glass of Water, Please), developed especially for the Museum Reinhard Ernst in Wiesbaden. Comprising a large stained-glass wall weighing several tonnes, the work harnesses the complementary colours blue and orange to examine ‘how these colours mix, cross, repel, disturb and enrich each other in a watery state.’ As the artist states: ‘This energy has a transformational power that can inspire and excite all who are in front of or behind the glass wall. It shows that the world is in flux.’

Museum Reinhard Ernst

Katharina Grosse, Ein Glas Wasser, bitte, 2024, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024, photo: Martin Url, courtesy Museum Reinhard Ernst, Wiesbaden
Katharina Grosse, Ein Glas Wasser, bitte, 2024, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024, photo: Martin Url, courtesy Museum Reinhard Ernst, Wiesbaden

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Shifting the Stars (solo show)
Centre Pompidou-Metz
1 June 2024 – 24 February 2025

Installation view: Shifting the Stars, Centre Pompidou, Metz, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy of Centre Pompidou – Metz, Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Installation view: Shifting the Stars, Centre Pompidou, Metz, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy of Centre Pompidou – Metz, Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

For her exhibition Shifting the Stars, Katharina Grosse will occupy the Centre Pompidou-Metz’s monumental Grande Nef, a space that soars to a height of more than 20 metres. Some 8000 m² of fabric suspended from the ceiling by enormous knots will form a new space inside the gallery, taking the form of billowing drapery whose exuberant colours and energy will spill out from the Grande Nef onto the forecourt of the Centre Pompidou-Metz. The exhibition invites visitors to pass through a screen of paint,  plunging them into Grosse’s world of colour and movement.

Centre Pompidou Metz

Installation view: Shifting the Stars, Centre Pompidou, Metz, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy of Centre Pompidou – Metz, Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Installation view: Shifting the Stars, Centre Pompidou, Metz, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy of Centre Pompidou – Metz, Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

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Studio Paintings 1988–2023: Returns, Revisions, Inventions (solo show)
Kunstmuseum Bonn
25 April – 22 September 2024

Installation view: Studio Paintings 1988–2023: Returns, Revisions, Inventions, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy: Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst. St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Installation view: Studio Paintings 1988–2023: Returns, Revisions, Inventions, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy: Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst. St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024

Kunstmuseum Bonn will present the first comprehensive exhibition of Katharina Grosse’s studio paintings. Known internationally for her expansive works which she paints on-site, often including extensive sections of exterior spaces, Grosse subverts conventional relationships between foreground and background in her paintings, thereby opening up new imaginative worlds.

Presenting around forty studio paintings from the late 1980s to the present, the exhibition is divided into two thematic fields: Returns/Revisions/Inventions and Fissures/Ruptures. While the former includes a broad array of paintings created since the early 1990s and sheds light on the artist’s cyclical manner of working, the latter concentrates on the various methods with which Grosse breaks up the medium of painting in order to extend its borders. This endeavour involves the inclusion of natural materials such as soil and branches so as to reinterpret the customary relationship between painting and physical space.

Kunstmuseum Bonn

Installation view: Studio Paintings 1988–2023: Returns, Revisions, Inventions, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy: Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst. St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Installation view: Studio Paintings 1988–2023: Returns, Revisions, Inventions, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2024, photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy: Gagosian, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie nächst. St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024

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Katharina Grosse: Spectrum Without Traces (publication)
Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London | Marfa, 2024
Distributed by: Holzwarth Publications
With texts by Jurriaan Benschop and Ulrich Loock

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Published in conjunction with the artist’s first solo exhibition at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin: Spectrum Without Traces, 17 March – 30 April 2023.

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