October 22, 2015 to January 31, 2016
MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art
Heinz Mack’s contemporary relevance remains undiminished – and light the central theme of this versatile and creative output. The MKM is now dedicating an exhibition to this pioneer of light and kinetic art, featuring previously unshown large-format canvases and sculptures. Among the highlights on view is a walk-in coloured room, designed especially for the show, the “room for Apollo”. In combination with striking impact of the colours and light of the walls, seven freely-arranged narrow coloured light-steles transform this space into an energy field and immerse the viewer in an almost illusory experience. Seeing itself becomes the focus.
Seventeen paintings, drawn primarily from across the past three decades. Their intrapictorial bands of colour are suggestive of prismatic refractions of light, and by virtue of their effulgent colourfulness and rippling layers of paint, the paintings appear to radiate from within, evoking the impression of strength and dynamism.