Markus Müller. Under reconstruction
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
In the exhibition at the Bündner Kunstmuseum, the sculptural work of Markus Müller (*1970, CH) revolves around the potential of reconstruction and explores the meaning of transitions and spaces in between. Symbolically, the Basel artist with Grisons roots creates an installation that reinterprets the exhibition space into an attic. Markus Müller builds an inward-looking place, an intimate space in which plans are forged, (thinking) models are conceived and memories are stored.
The laboratory as an exhibition space on the upper floor of the new building and its specific size give Markus Müller the impetus to set up a temporary attic. For this purpose, the artist installs the sloping roofs typical of attics. However, he does not cover them with wood, but covers them with the natural fibre jute. At first glance, the room conveys the typical features of an attic. The ceiling hangs low, the sloping ceilings narrow the view, the light is dim. At the same time, the construction reveals itself as a dummy and thus reveals a central aspect of Müller's work. In the artist's book Rauch, these plastic questions also come into focus. As a mirror of the exhibition, it examines the medium of sculpture in relation to its history and significance in our society. For the first time, Markus Müller opens up access to the foundations of his sculptural work. The exhibition becomes a stage on which the meaning of the decorative in our culture as well as questions about the nature of the artistic work process itself are negotiated.
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