22 October 2015 - 31 January 2016
Opening: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 7 pm
At the heart of Heinz Mack's artistic output lies his manipulation of the effects of light energy, reflection and motion. A pioneer of light and kinetic light art, he is renowned internationally above all for his architectural and sculptural outdoor works. In October the MKM is staging a multi-genre retrospective, accompanied by documentary films, in which sculpture, paintings, kinetic objects and utopian models from across his various work phases are being presented for the first time within a museum setting. In addition, Heinz Mack will also be designing an entire exhibition space which visitors can enter and perambulate.
The philosopher, sculptor and painter Heinz Mack is a multifaceted artist whose light art works and monumental sculptures have garnered worldwide acclaim. Together with Otto Piene, he founded the Europe-wide Zero movement in 1957, to which Günther Uecker also became affiliated in 1961. Availing themselves of innovative technologies, including electronics, these young artists proceeded to fashion modern and dynamic works which broke with the traditional notions of art. Echoes of this ZERO period also resonate in Mack's more recent kinetic works now on view in the MKM.
Organisation / Sponsoring
"MACK. Apollo in my studio" is an exhibition project of the Foundation for Art and Culture. Curator is Eva Müller-Remmert.
Kindly supported by the NATIONAL-BANK AG.
A comprehensive catalogue is accompanying the exhibition with contributions by Peter Iden, Heinz Mack, Eva Müller-Remmert and Bettina Weiand as well as a conversation between Heinz Mack, Thomas A. Lange and Walter Smerling [German/English, 184 p., 100 ill., 29,- EUR museum edition, Cologne: Wienand Verlag, 2015, ISBN 978-3-86832-287-3]