A new status of the materiality of things has also taken hold in the field of sculpture.
The exhibition “Being Here & Being Thus. Sculpture, Object & Stage” presents nine contemporary artists from Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US, whose work is concerned with various aspects of sculpture. The artists combine familiar processes, such as montage, the manipulation of scale, and installation. They process and arrange things, objects, and materials as a means of either enhancing or negating their aesthetic and narrative qualities. Each element used in the process conveys meaning and is thus relevant both in terms of its specific form and its potential to be formed. A number of the works on view had been produced specifically for the exhibition.