until 17.10. | #2818ARTatBerlin | Esther Schipper presents from 11th September 2020 the exhibition nuns + monks with new sculptures by the artist Ugo Rondinone.
Stones are present in Ugo Rondinone’s work as a recurring material and symbol. They are the subject of his stone figures, which he began in 2013 with the monumental installation Human Nature on Rockefeller Plaza in New York, followed by Seven Magic Mountains in the Nevada desert in 2016. Both groups of works embody the exploration of naturally formed stones as objects of beauty and contemplation. At the same time, personal, meditative states of seeing are created in which the boundaries between the outside world and mental spaces merge. Ugo Rondinone creates sculptures about the meaning and experience of seeing – whether this is interpreted as a physical or mental phenomenon.
Ugo Rondinone, black and green nun, 2020 / Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin / Photo by Stefan Altenburger
The exhibition nuns + monks is dedicated to the reflection of the inner self with the outside world. Just as our view of the world is inevitably shaped by the nature of an individual perspective, the exhibition enables us to switch between different levels of meaning. The viewer is transported into a state of pure sensory experience of color, form and mass, while at the same time a contemporary form of the sublime is created.
Parallel to the exhibition at Esther Schipper in Berlin, Ugo Rondinone is showing works from the same group of works at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich and at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in Rome.
Exhibition period: Friday, 11th September – Saturday, 17th October 2020To the Gallery
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