Funded: Olaf Holzapfel
Borders and transitions generate the motifs of Olaf Holzapfel's paintings and installations. He considers the living spaces of today as flowing.
The installation 'Pflanzenwerk' (2021), which Holzapfel is creating at the Art Museum Graubünden, comes across as permeable, light and figurative despite its monumentality. For his first institutional exhibition in Switzerland he is building a timber structure with wooden beams, which forms the framework for a curved wall made from thousands of reed stalks. As a result the smell and feel of the wickerwork as well as the frame structure reflect that sweet grass and wood are essential materials of nature.
For generations they have shaped our architecture and landscape. In the recollection of rural traditions Holzapfel highlights their relevance and shows how renewable raw materials are ecologically in the focus of social change.
This exhibition is supported by the ifa Exhibition Funding.