Ewerdt Hilgemann - Half Cube, 2020

Stainless Steel

28 x 28 x 15 cm
11 x 11 x 5 inch

artist label on the back, monogrammed, designated: “H. 200151”

N 9478

About the work

Hilgemann, born in 1938 in Witten, has become especially known for his implosions: the air is gradually withdrawn from his airtight, welded, geometric stainless-steel bodies with a vacuum pump. The cubes collapse and deform as a result of the ambient air pressure. The form of the sculptures thus depends upon the planned destruction to be carried out. The artist transforms a strictly geometric initial form into an amorphous and no longer definable or reproducible shape, from which both its perfect initial form and the effect of the violence suffered can be read.

Text authored and provided by Dr Andrea Fink, art historian

The art historian, curator and freelance publicist Andrea Fink studied art history, cultural studies and humanities, modern history and philosophy in Bochum and Vienna. Doctorate in 2007 on the work of the Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. As a freelance curator and art consultant, her clients include, among others, the Kunstverein (art association) Ahlen, Kunstverein Soest, Wella Museum, Museum am Ostwall Dortmund, ThyssenKrupp AG, Kulturstiftung Ruhr, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Franz Haniel GmbH, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria.

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