Sculpture and installation

 

Hier gibt es höhere Wesen (Here are higher beings), 2005

Hier gibt es höhere Wesen (Here are higher beings), 2005
pyrite in matrix and stone, metal, paint
21,5 x 21 x 21,5 cm
edition 2

Note / While searching for a suitable butterfly for You and I (2004), Van Warmerdam stumbled upon pyrite, a mineral that crystallizes in the form of cubes. She left the perfect geometric form untouched in the rock and made a wall-mount, the triangular shape of which refers to the painting Höhere Wesen befahlen rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen! by Sigmar Polke. Here, she goes a step further by playing virtually no mediating role and showing what was created by a higher being.

Exhibition views

 

Nahebei in der Ferne
Kunsthalle Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany, 2014
Solo exhibition