MARIA LOBODA WILL DEVELOP A NEW WORK FOR THE FREELY ACCESSIBLE SCHIRN ROTUNDA
MARIA LOBODA. IDYL IN AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY
16 NOVEMBER 2018 – 3 FEBRUARY 2019
Trees arranged in military formation, a binary code of napkin rings, or bouquets of talking flowers: the sculptures and installations by Maria Loboda are mysterious and full of secrets. Her encoded messages reveal themselves only at second glance. The artist transfers long-forgotten knowledge into the immediate present with her ready-made objects and installations in space. Like an archaeologist, she digs through cultural history to find it, studying archaic impressions and supposed truths about the order of the world. Loboda will be developing new works for the SCHIRN and presenting them in the freely accessible Rotunda. In her artistic approach she will pursue the antagonism between form and content: the artist underlines the poetic effect of her sculptures and spatial installations with sober aesthetics and an economy of means. Maria Loboda lives and works in Berlin. Between 2003 and 2008 she studied under Mark Leckey at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main and has already been represented in group and solo exhibitions worldwide, including at the Kunsthalle Basel, the IAC – Institut
d’art contemporain in Villeurbanne, The Power Plant in Toronto, the Kunstvereins of Braunschweig and Bielefeld, and at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. In addition to this, Loboda also took part in documenta 13.