Christiane Löhr. Symmetries of the Smooth
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, DE
08.10.2023 – 21.01.2024
Installationsansicht Christiane Löhr. Symmetries of the Smooth © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023 Photo David Ertl
In a large-scale exhibition, internationally renowned artist Christiane Löhr (*1965) creates a unique sculptural and installation cosmos with materials from nature. She uses flying seeds, plant stems, burdocks, tree blossoms and animal hair to construct her organic-abstract works, which are reminiscent of architectures, landscapes or vessels.
In a surprising way, she transforms the ephemeral materials into precisely constructed, delicate as well as expansive sculptures. The exhibition brings together nearly 80 works from four decades.
In addition to sculptures and drawings, three large-scale installations created especially for the show, as well as a number of the artist's earlier, rarely shown works, are on view. Christiane Löhr's vegetative-architectural spatial sculptures in Richard Meier's light-flooded museum building open up contemporary perspectives on the fragile image of being and invoke organic principles of growth and construction.
Christiane Löhr, who works in Cologne and Tuscany, is one of the most important voices in the current discourse on new, time-related approaches to sculpture. The work show takes up groundbreaking themes in the context of modernism around the artist couple Arp for the 21st century.
Installation view Christiane Löhr. Symmetries of the Smooth © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023, Photo David Ertl
Installation view Christiane Löhr. Symmetries of the Smooth© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023, Photo David Ertl