08 May 2021 00:00 - 15 August 2021 00:00
A monument – from the Latin monere erinnern; monumentum Denk-mal – is an important “monument of great masses”, a man-made building or work of art. In a narrower sense, monument means a memorial or memorial and reminds us of a historical personality or a historical event. However, the monument always claims meaning and validity.
After the exhibitions on painting (Frozen Gesture, 2019) and video (Bewegte Bilder, 2020), the exhibition Moment.Monument – Aspects of Contemporary Sculpture deals with a largely neglected theme of sculpture: its precarious state between permanence and transience, moment and monument. The artists are concerned with strategies of narration and reminiscence or the poetic impetus that connects art to the world – as monuments of a fragile age. The exhibition features sixteen positions ranging from permanent to transitory, by artists from Phyllida Barlow (*1944) and Mona Hatoum (*1952) to Simon Starling (*1967) and Alicja Kwade (*1979).
Photo: Simon Starling *1967, La Decollazione (The Decollation), 2018, © 2020, ProLitteris, Zurich
Moment.MonumentKunst Museum Winterthur