Preview: SUR/FACE Mirrors

24 June – 1 October 2017

Ich ist ein Anderer, 2014, Mode, Styling & Konzept: Leonie Barth Foto: Lucie Marsmann

The reflective façades of bank towers and boutiques, mirrors in gyms and in our bathrooms: formerly a rare luxury, today mirrors are omnipresent.

SUR/FACE will take a look at surfaces of contemporary applied and fine art that function as mirrors: they draw the beholder’s gaze towards them and immediately throw it back at him and his surroundings. With design objects by such names as Maison Margiela or Ettore Sottsass as well as artworks by Andy Warhol, Heimo Zobernig and others, the exhibition will recreate high-lustre interiors ranging between intimacy and opulence – and as capable of conveying a sense of familiarity as they are of arousing desire.
Applied and fine art with mirrored surfaces reflect the present as manifest in our lifeworld – that is, in our yearning for self-mirroring and our search for the smooth and flawless.

Curators: Juliane Duft, Dr Mahret Kupka, Dr Christine Nippe, Matthias Wagner K
Curatorial assistance: Leonie Wiegand

Artists to be featured in the exhibition:
John M. Armleder, Bernadette Corporation, Monica Bonvicini, Tom Burr, Keren Cytter, Latifa Echakhch, Olafur Eliasson, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian,
Sylvie Fleury, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Olaf Holzapfel, John Kørner, Mischa Kuball, Josephine Meckseper, Olaf Nicolai, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Rentmeister,
Katharina Sieverding, Amalia Ulman, Andy Warhol, Pae White, Claudia Wieser, Heimo Zobernig

Designers and labels to be featured in the exhibition:
Marco Acerbis, Michael Anastassiades, Ron Arad, Aranda/Lasch, Edward Barber + Jay Osgerby, Leonie Barth, Ayzit Bostan, Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec, Maria Bruun, Uli Budde, Fernando + Humberto Campana, Karen Chekerdjian, Nina Cho, Václav Cigler, Antonio Citterio + Toan Nguyen, Daft Punk + Dafts Arts, Tom Dixon,
Doshi Levien, Beatrice Durandard, Jean Baptiste Fastrez, Felicia Ferrone, Enrico Franzolini, Naoto Fukasawa, Stine Goya, Benjamin Graindorge, Johanna Grawunder, Halb/Halb, Sebastian Herkner, Ulla + Martin Kaufmann, Rodney Kinsman, Mathias Kiss, Eero Koivisto + Marten Claesson + Ola Rune, Tomáš Král, Vico Magistretti, Maison Margiela, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, Mischer’Traxler, MyKilos, Mykita Studio, Romain Lagrange, Jonas Lindstroem, Kai Linke, Ross Lovegrove,
Philipp Mainzer, Richard Meier, Roberto Menghi, Jasper Morrison, Karim Rashid, Rooms, Daniel Rybakken, Klaus Schmidhuber, Scholten & Baijings, Tijmen Smeulders, Soft Baroque, Ettore Sottsass, Fredrikson Stallard, Philippe Starck, Elisa Strozyk, Sucuk & Bratwurst, Jonah Takagi, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Reinhold Weiss,
Bernhard Willhelm, Voon Wing + Benson Saw, Oskar Zieta

Sylvie Fleury, Prada Shoes, 2003, Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers
Fernando + Humberto Campana für/for Edra, Scrigno, 2009, Foto: Matteo Piazza
Latifa Echakhch, Fantôme, 2011, Foto: Fabrice Seixas