Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld

du 4 juin au 16 octobre 2022

Group show | Dem Wasser Folgen

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Photos © Enrique Ramirez


Curators Laura Rheme and Linda Walther

For this exhibition Enrique Ramirez presents:
« The lament of the inverted boat », Enrique Ramírez inverts the hull of the boat and makes it part of a botella silbadora (wisping bottle), a traditional instrument made of clay from Latin America. The shape of the ship that Ramírez chooses for the body of his botellas directly links the outer appearance with the water, which becomes the actual protagonist of the sound production. Five motorised sculptures thus produce a melody of five tones of different lengths and pitches in a gentle rocking rhythm. In contrast to the sound of flowing water, as a universally recognisable noise, water here becomes the producer of a minimalist, abstract piece of music. The haunting, melancholic sounds of the botellas fill the exhibition space – the artist calls them lamento, lament, as if they told of sunken ships, polluted seas and forgotten traditions.

« Acum-Leu » It shows footage of Lake Aculeo, which is located near Santiago de Chile and has been completely dry since 2018. Where today dust-dry earth criss-crossed by deep notches can be seen, a lake of more than twelve square kilometres stretched out just a few years ago.
Text: Laura Rehme
Pictures: Philipp Ottendoerfer

Featuring works by Katinka Bock, Carolina Caycedo, Lovis Corinth, Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß, Ludwig Dill, Karl Ellermann, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Conrad Felixmüller, Hermann Freudenau, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Hella Guth, Franz Hecker, Klara Hobza, Ferdinand Hodler, Ludwig von Hofmann, Roni Horn, Axel Kasseböhmer, Anselm Kiefer, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Manguin, Anton Melbye, Otto Modersohn, Gabriele Münter, Kenneth Noland, Adrian Paci, Enrique Ramírez, Ernst Sagewka, Robert Smithson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Heinrich Vogeler #enriqueramirez #kunsthallebielefeld #demwasserfolgen #pinaultcollection

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