Artist: Polly Apfelbaum
Venue: Belvedere 21, Vienna
Exhibition Title: Happiness Runs
Date: September 7, 2018 – January 13, 2019
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Photographs courtesy of the artist & Frith Road Gallery, London. © Belvedere, Vienna, 2018. Photographs by Sandro Zanzinger.
On the Belvedere 21, the American artist Polly Apfelbaum (* 1955 in Abington, Pennsylvania) reveals the connection between six of her space-consuming installations for the primary time. Her holistic composition contains carpets handwoven in Mexico and a component manufactured from ceramic. It enters right into a dialogue with the open, sunlit structure of the previous World’s Truthful pavilion by Karl Schwanzer.
Happiness Runs quotes the title of a music by Donovan which he recorded in Could 1968 for the album Barabajagal. The music is designed as a canon. The exhibition exhibits works by Polly Apfelbaum that have been created at totally different occasions and for particular contexts. On the Belvedere 21, they now share the identical venue. Because of the openness of the area, they will be seen on their very own or in interaction with the opposite works. That isn’t dissimilar to the precept of the musical canon. Attribute options of Polly Apfelbaum’s multifaceted oeuvre are the seek for new inventive technique of expression and the breaking down of boundaries between sculpture, portray and set up. In her work the artist explores themes corresponding to feminism and spirituality, quotations from the historical past of artwork, in addition to references to common prints and comics. For the reason that 1990s, Apfelbaum has used the ground as a floor on which to current her ‘Fallen Work’. The carpet is of curiosity to the artist on the one hand as a home object, on the opposite in its significance for nomadic peoples: wherever it’s laid down, it defines a house.
Hyperlink: Polly Apfelbaum at Belvedere 21