The monographic exhibition KONSTANTIN GRCIC, ABBILDUNGEN/FIGURES at Kunsthalle Bielefeld is a deep bow to the museum’s architecture: the extraordinary building by American architect Philip Johnson from 1968. In worship of Johnson’s vision of a museum which was dedicated to an art that is predominantly wall hung or set on pedestals, I did exactly that: all exhibits are either presented as flat images on the wall, or displayed on plinths (interpreted in varied forms). Thus relieved of their functional existence, the design exhibits obtain an astonishing autonomy. A selection of works from the museums’ art collection that are included in the show are exploring the inspirational correlation between art and design (see images). The show is neither a survey nor a retrospective, but a compilation of works that was inpsired by the subjective narrative of the show.

A catalogue of the exhibition was designed by graphic designers Strobo and published by Lars Müller.

Project assistant: Caroline Perret (KGID)
Producer: Kunsthalle Bielefeld