antagomorph

GEREON KREBBER

30.09.2016 – 05.03.2017

Exhibition view Museum DKM
Photo: SDKM

Large-format mobile, coloured, molten tape, burnt wood or a wall clad in azure plastic – the sculptor Gereon Krebber put his positively disturbing sculptures and installations on the entire temporary exhibition area of the Museum DKM into the spotlight. The exhibition questioned Krebber’s exemplary works, which had been created in recent years. Is there a central idea behind it? The contrasts in form, appearance and surface get pictorial unity and meaningful form, but they can hardly be dissolved conceptually, descriptions fall back into the pre-linguistic.

Already with the title antagomorph Krebber asked more questions than to give answers. The artist’s demanding word-making related to the ubiquitous contrast of form and material, which represented the common denominator of the works on display. Exemplified groups of works from the last five years have been juxtaposed in the seven rooms of the almost 500 square metre temporary exhibition space.

On occasion of the exhibitions at Museum DKM and the Folkwang Museum Essen, a joint catalogue was published at Kerber Verlag, which documents Krebber’s works of the previous five years.

The catalogue was made possible thanks to the generous support of the

antagomorph. Gereon Krebber Ausstellungsansicht Museum DKM, Duisburg Foto: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
antagomorph. Gereon Krebber Ausstellungsansicht Museum DKM, Duisburg Foto: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Works in the exhibition

Room I

Mobsters, 2013
stretch wrap, filling, timber
23 parts h: 1,6–2,8 m
Courtesy alexanderlevy Berlin

Bubbabuddie, 2013
silver cast of chewing gum, nail
h: 0,03 m
Unique
Courtesy artist

Chunkie, 2014
aluminium cast
Ex. 2/3, h: 2 m
Courtesy artist

Gnasto, 2014
tape, foil, spray paint, timber
h: 1,2 m
Courtesy NATIONAL-BANK Collection

Acolyte, 2010-11
tape, foil, spray paint, timber
l: 1,3 m
Courtesy Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York

Room II

Graufleisch I (Pharynga Block), 2016
concrete, paint
h: 0,75 m
Courtesy Galerie Christian Lethert, Köln

Graufleisch II (Pharynga Block), 2016
concrete, paint
h: 0,6 m
Courtesy Galerie Christian Lethert, Köln

Ontö (XT), 2015
steel, polyurethane glue, fabric, thread, spray paint, varnish
h: 2,2 m
Courtesy Kunstraum am Limes, Hillscheid

Room III

Das kommt davon, 2012
burnt timber, paint
h: 2,6 m
Courtesy Galerie Christian Lethert, Köln

Doppelgänger, 2015
sanded mirrors, rubber mat, steel base
two parts, #1 and #2, column shapes are mirrored, h: 2,3 m
Courtesy alexanderlevy, Berlin

Hitti herg, 2016
tape, foil, spray paint, timber
l: 0,4 m
Courtesy artist

Quaps, 2016
glazed ceramics
l: 0,2 m
Courtesy artist

Room IV

Ynx (Aus dem Blauen), 2013
foil, tape, timber
l: 6,8 m
Courtesy Museum DKM

Room V

Ready, 2014
polyurethane, spray paint, epoxy resin
l: 4,5 m, h: 0,7 m
Courtesy artist

Steady, 2014
polyurethane, spray paint, epoxy resin
l: 4,5 m
Courtesy artist

Room VI

Willst Du das wirklich (Dreikörperproblem), 2015
Mobile
mirror, bronze, building stones, metal tubes, hanging devices
l: ca. 1,2 m
Courtesy alexanderlevy, Berlin

Output (Stiller Teilhaber), 2016
fired manganese clay
h: 0,6 m
Courtesy Galerie Christian Lethert, Köln

Bommes, 2016
bonding plaster, iced sugar
l: 1 m
Courtesy Museum DKM, Duisburg

Room VII

Endo/Ekto, 2016
gelatine, glycerine, colouring
two parts
l: 1,6 m
Courtesy Museum DKM, Duisburg

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