For the Rotunda of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the Berlin-based artist devised a new work responding to the specific conditions of this freely accessible public area.
ROSA BARBA. BLIND VOLUMES
UNITL 8 JANUARY 2017
With her films, sculptures and printed editions, the Italian-German artist Rosa Barba (*1972) has created a conceptual work of poetic density. In this installation created specifically for the Schirn, in which she responds to the openly accessible public setting of the rotunda, Barba combines the artistic media of film and sculpture. Inside the rotunda, she has erected an expansive, geometrically intricate steel construction consisting of some 80 serial framework elements. The work is twelve meters tall and nearly fills the entire lobby of the Schirn. Rosa Barba uses the installation as the stage for a dynamic choreography combining visual imagery, light, and sound. The artist also cites a selection of her own works, which are presented here in a new constellation.
Blind Volumes. Rosa Barba
Interview with Rosa Barba by Esther Schlicht.
German/English edition, 72 pages, 24 illustrations, 21 x 15 cm, portrait format, softcover, thread sewing, cover poster ca. DIN A1, price: 22 €