post-title Kapwani Kiwanga | Raw | Galerie Tanja Wagner | 14.03.-27.05.2023.

Kapwani Kiwanga | Raw | Galerie Tanja Wagner | 14.03.-27.05.2023.

Kapwani Kiwanga | Raw | Galerie Tanja Wagner | 14.03.-27.05.2023.

Kapwani Kiwanga | Raw | Galerie Tanja Wagner | 14.03.-27.05.2023.

until 27.05. | #3912ARTatBerlin | Galerie Tanja Wagner  presents from 14. March 2023 the exhibition “Raw” of the artist Kapwani Kiwanga.

Galerie Tanja Wagner presents Raw, our fourth solo exhibition with multidisciplinary artist Kapwani Kiwanga.

Raw features all new sculptural works, crafted from glass, silica sand, or sisal fibers. Each work unearths an incongruity: raw materials, despite being seemingly inert, actually remain in perpetual states of flux. As a trained anthropologist, Kiwanga observes how these materials mutate, travel, and evolve over time. Like people, and cultures, their partnerships and associations vary. Their values, both economically and culturally, fluctuate. In Raw, nature is beholden as a highly engaged actor in the course of human history.

In her sisal and steel sculptures, Kiwanga nods to the fibres deeply woven histories with extractive economics and political subjugation.

Kiwanga’s Hour Glass sculpture series, initially realized for the 59th Venice Biennale, is continued in Raw with four new Shifting Sands sculptures, each in various colors. The series, made with artisanally handblown glass and fracking sand, developed with Kiwanga’s found appreciation for sand’s ability to transform.

We couldn’t be happier about Kapwani Kiwanga’s current and upcoming exhibitions. She has been selected to represent Canada at the 2024 Venice Biennale, curated by Gaëtane Verna. She currently has a solo show at the MOCA, Toronto, and in September we look forward to her first major survey taking place at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. In June, she will open a solo show at the Capc Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary. In autumn, she will have a solo show at the Fundação de Serralves, Porto.

Opening: Tuesday, 14. March 2023

Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 14. March bis Saturday, 27. May 2023

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Image Caption: Kapwani Kiwanga, Shifting Sands (gold/blue), 2023. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Exhibition Kapwani Kiwanga – Galerie Tanja Wagner | Zeitgenössische Kunst | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Galerien Berlin | ART at Berlin

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