Alicja Kwade “ParaPivot”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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“The Met’s Roof Garden Commission is a catalyst for bold artistic intervention and the continuous rethinking of a unique space, and it’s with great anticipation that we look forward to unveiling Alicja Kwade’s project this spring,” said Max Hollein, Director of The Met. “The setting—perched atop the Museum’s vast collection and set against New York City’s iconic skyline and Central Park—presents a compelling site for Kwade, whose works offer an expansive view of the history of art and science.”

The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot was conceived by the artist in consultation with Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art, both of The Met’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. It is the seventh in a series of site-specific commissions for the outdoor space.

Born in 1979, Alicja Kwade lives and works in Berlin. Raised by a cultural scientist mother and a conservator and art historian father, she grew up in Poland and, later, Germany. In 1999, Kwade entered the Universität der Künste in Berlin to study sculpture, and three years later she began showing in solo and group exhibitions, achieving a remarkable degree of critical success in a relatively short period of time. Although Kwade has also made videos and sound art, she is best known for her sculptures and installations, most of which are designed with specific spaces in mind. With equal parts poetry and critical acumen, her work not only reflects on the nature of time and perception; it also investigates the structures and theories we have adopted to understand the physical universe in which we reside. The resulting works are elegant, astute, and highly experiential.

Kwade’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including Out of Ousia, at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen (2018); Medium Median, at Whitechapel Gallery in London (2016); and The Void of the Moment in Motion, at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt (2015). Her work has also been featured in such prestigious exhibitions as the 57th Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva (2016), and the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Forming in the Pupil of an Eye. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at a museum in the United States.

The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot will be featured on The Met’s website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtag #CantorRoof.

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from April 16, 2019 to October 27, 2019

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http://www.metmuseum.org (venue's website)

Fee

Suggested Donations: Adults $25, Seniors $17, Students $12, Members and Children Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:30
fridays closing at 21:00, saturdays closing at 21:00
Closed on Holidays
Note:Open on some holiday Mondays.

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Address: 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-570-3951 Fax: 212-472-2764

Corner of 82nd St. Subway: 6 to 77th Street or 4/5/6 to 86th Street

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