january, 2019

10janallday16febInge Mahn

Fallende Kreuze, plaster, 1991


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Galerie Max Hetzler is delighted to announce an exhibition with works by Inge Mahn. This is the artist’s first show at the Paris gallery.

Drawing from the everyday, German sculptor Inge Mahn consciously alienates the commonplace, sensibly manipulating motifs to unlock a range of incongruous possibilities. Working predominantly with white plaster, the artist estranges objects through raw modelling, re-contextualisation, subtle subtractions and additions. In Mahn’s practice, discrete sculptural elements and installations are meant to be activated by independent structures. Purposely ignoring the notion of the self-standing work of art, Mahn creates works that interact with broader architectural, historical and socio-political contexts, often formulating responses to specific environments. Foregoing the ready-made principle and the traditional concept of architectural and monumental sculpture, the works testify to the artist’s democratic intentions – often time-based or kinetic, they trigger one’s memories to comment on a range of issues such as authority, power and individuality.


January 10 (Thursday) - February 16 (Saturday)


Galerie Max Hetzler

57, rue du Temple 75004 Paris

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