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Antonia Low beim Aufbau von "A Room Recalls", 2014, Foto: Arnika Fürgut © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014
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Antonia Low: Constructing "A Room Recalls" in the K21

A fragile mirrored surface measuring 100 m², already broken at one or two locations, and resting upon it, a heavy black steel scaffolding by means of which visitors can enter and circumnavigate the space: on view at the K21 beginning on November 22nd will be Antonia Low's artist's space A Room Recalls.

In mid-November, the artist was on site during installation work. For #32, Arnika Fürgut observes the proceedings over the shoulders of Low and her team members.



"It's fine if the mirror breaks, it's meant to at certain places," explains Antonia Low once she and her team have finished laying out the nearly 100 panels with painstaking care in the second upper story of the K21 Ständehaus. In 2013, the artist – a native of Liverpool – received the Bonn Art Award. Her work and installations deal with concealed places and spaces, with beauty and destruction, illusion and reality. The black steel scaffolding for A Room Recalls was painted in Düsseldorf but assembled only afterwards, in the space itself – a considerable challenge given the smooth and fragile surface of the new flooring.



Antonia Low's "A Room Recalls" in the second upper story of the K21 Ständehaus can be visited beginning on November 22nd during regular opening hours. There, in the series of artist's rooms, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen features contemporary artistic positions and statements on our times and our society. The series is being curated by Dr. Susanne Meyer-Büser.

Artist's Rooms

Photos: Antonia Low and team setting up von "A Room Recalls", 2014, © VG Bild-Kunst 2014