4, rue Wiltheim, Luxembourg-Fëschmaart
Exposition from 02.09.2021 until 09.10.2021
One visit, two expositions
This visit will be fllowed at 13.00 by the presentation of the exposition Manuel Ocampo - Aesthetic of Discomfort.
Guided visit in English by the artist (with possibility of translation)
Nosbaum Reding Projects presents the first solo exhibition in a Luxembourgian gallery by the Mexican-born artist Hisae Ikenaga. By assembling and rearranging familiar objects – furniture, windows, tables, chairs, structural tubing – Ikenaga creates works that question the modernist canon of forms and probe into the implicit assumptions of industrial design. Oscillating between Surrealist collage and postmodernist citation, her mock-functional assemblages reveal the poetic potential of the banal and everyday.
In Industrial-visceral, the artist shows a new series of sculptural arrangements in which she combines common materials such as chrome tubing and wooden boards with household items such as trays, cups and vases. The resulting works are left in a state of limbo between construction and deconstruction, suggesting both presence and absence. While they nod to domestic furniture such as bookcases or clothes rails, the artist’s sculptures are also evocative of museum contexts, adopting an ambiguous role between works on display and systems of presentation. Resonating with Gaston Bachelard’s phenomenological exploration of the house in Poetics of Space (1958), Ikenaga reveals the domestic sphere as a site of visible and hidden experience, intellect and emotion, presentness and memory.
Hisae Ikenaga (born in Mexico City in 1977) studied art theory and visual arts in Mexico City, Kyoto, Barcelona and Madrid. She lives in Luxembourg and works between Luxembourg and Spain. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at Matadero Madrid and La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Praxis in New York, Castel Coucou in Forbach, Galerie Lavitrine in Limoges, and Ikea Museum in Älmhult. In 2020 she was awarded the LEAP20 Luxembourg Encouragement for Artists Prize, and in 2021 her site-specific project for the headquarters of the Luxembourg Order of Architects and Engineering Consultants (OAI) won first prize as part of the 1st Art in Situ OAI competition.
Visual : Hisae Ikenaga - Décomposition en douceur, bleu, 2021 - Collage sur papier et cadre en aluminuim - 19.69 x 15.75 in ( 50 x 40 cm )
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