Installation made of straw and wood.
Olaf Holzapfel: 'Wir in Augenschein genommen', 2019. Straw, wood; 700 x 700 x 335 cm. Courtesy Gallery Daniel Marzona Berlin, Gallery Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Photo: Studio Olaf Holzapfel
18. Sep2021-14. Nov2021Add to Calendar

Olaf Holzapfel: PFLANZENWERK

ExhibitionMuseum of Fine ArtsBahnhofstraße 357000 Chur, Switzerland
Opening: September 18, 2021
Installation made of straw and wood.
Olaf Holzapfel: 'Wir in Augenschein genommen', 2019. Straw, wood; 700 x 700 x 335 cm. Courtesy Gallery Daniel Marzona Berlin, Gallery Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Photo: Studio Olaf Holzapfel

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.

Exhibition Funding

The Exhibition Funding programme supports contemporary artists in implementing art projects abroad.

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