MARIA LOBODA

NOVEMBER 16, 2018 – FEBRUARY 3, 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, Maria Loboda digs through cultural history, studying archaic impressions and supposed truths about the order of the world.

Loboda will be developing new works for the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 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

29.05.2018 | 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 Kunsthalle Frankfurt 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 (*1979) studied under Mark Leckey at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main from 2003 until 2008. Her works have already been presented worldwide in group and solo exhibitions, including at the Kunsthalle Basel, the IAC—Institut d’art contemporain in Villeurbanne, The Power Plant in Toronto, the Kunstverein Braunschweig and Kunstverein Bielefeld, as well as at the Museo Reina Sofìa, Madrid. Loboda also participated in documenta 13.

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Maria Loboda, Ah! Wilderness, 2010-2014, pine, spruce, doulas fir, cedar, birch, beech, oak and alder, Variable dimensions, Courtesy the artist and Maisterravalbuena, Madrid & Lisbon

Maria Loboda, Young Warrior in the Landscape Watching the Birds Go By (Pastoral), 2017, Fabric, gorget, plaster, 310 x 30 x 30 cm, Courtesy the artist and Maisterravalbuena, Madrid & Lisbon, photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel