POLLY APFELBAUM
ALICE ATTIE
HERBERT BRANDL
HELMUT FEDERLE
BERNARD FRIZE
KATHARINA GROSSE
SHEILA HICKS
IMI KNOEBEL
DANIEL KNORR
CAITLIN LONEGAN
NATASZA NIEDZIÓŁKA
KARIN SANDER
ADRIAN SCHIESS
JESSICA STOCKHOLDER
JONGSUK YOON

Sheila Hicks

Untitled, 2022
Synthetische Fasern, Baumwolle, Leinen, Wolle, Holz
DM 103 cm, T 12 cm

Sheila Hicks

Untitled, 2022
Synthetische Fasern, Baumwolle, Leinen, Wolle, Holz
DM 103 cm, T 13 cm

Sheila Hicks

Untitled, 2022
Synthetische Fasern, Baumwolle, Leinen, Wolle, Holz
DM 34 cm, T 10 cm

Bernard Frize

Jalan, 2007
Acryl und Harz auf Leinwand
170 x 170 cm

Helmut Federle

Blume und Baum, 2022
Acryl auf Leinwand
70 x 90 cm

Katharina Grosse

Ohne Titel, 2022
Acryl auf Leinwand
201 x 155 cm, gerahmt 204 x 158 cm

Katharina Grosse

Ohne Titel, 2022
Aquarell auf Papier
101,2 x 66,6 cm, gerahmt 115,5 x 81 cm

Daniel Knorr

Canvas Sculptures, Golden Summer Whirlwind, 2022
Pigmentiertes Polyurethan, UV-beständig, Blattgold
153 x 131 x 29 cm

Daniel Knorr

Canvas Sculptures, Mark Summer Swirl, 2022
Pigmentiertes Polyurethan, UV-beständig
160 x 150 x 24 cm

Herbert Brandl

Ohne Titel, 2022
Acryl auf Leinwand
220 x 170 cm

Herbert Brandl

Ohne Titel, 2022
Acryl auf Leinwand
DM 100 cm

Jongsuk Yoon

Pink Mountain, 2022
Öl auf Leinwand
205 x 335 cm

Jongsuk Yoon

Over The Mountain, 2022
Öl auf Leinwand
170 x 140 cm

Alice Attie

Kneading Pink, 2022
Acryl, Gouache auf Leinwand
56 x 56 cm

Caitlin Lonegan

Untitled, 2016
Öl, metallisches Öl, irisierendes Öl auf Leinwand
180 x 155 cm

Polly Apfelbaum

Barn Face (Red Nose), 2020
Terra Cotta, Glasur
DM 56 x 2,4 cm

Karin Sander

Glass Piece 116, 2022
Glas
15 x 12 x 10 cm

KABINETT


NATASZA NIEDZIÓŁKA
Letter to You

“If you go away as I know you must. There′ll be nothing left in the world to trust. Just an empty room full of empty space“: These lyrics are from the classic melancholic song “If you go away” by Jacques Brel, which Shirley Bassey covered with haunting intensity and subtle strength.

 

If you go away is also the title of one of the five works Natasza Niedziółka has selected for her presentation in the Kabinett section of Art Basel. Textual, musical, and geographical references form the starting point for works that oscillate between painting, drawing, and textile art and transform the canvas into a picture support for her abstract stitching. Niedziółka has carefully planned all of the pieces, which belong to different series, according to their format, color, thread, and stitching technique, ensuring that they suit each other.

 

You always said is the central work in the presentation. Together with If you go away, it belongs to Niedziółka’s Love Notes series. According to Vanessa Joan Müller, these works are about “writing, calligraphy, and perhaps also the deep emotion of love, which can be found somewhere on the margins or between the lines […] potentially reminding us of how illegible the handwriting of some people can be, or of abstract pictographic signs that no longer follow a lexical code, but rather present the essence of writing in a pure form. […] More of an abstract syllabic form of writing than a fictional alphabet, they transcribe what is not palpable and not nameable into a sensuous texture of thread and canvas.”

 

Whereas the small work If you go away picks up bits and pieces of language – a couple of sentences heard in passing from the song of the same name – and renders these in coral and green colored thread, in You always said, Niedziółka has translated an entire written work onto the canvas for the first time. In this historic document from Korea from 1586, which has inspired the name of the presentation Letter to You, a young widow expresses her deep emotions to her recently deceased husband in a farewell letter that was buried with him. Against the yellow hues of the thread and the grey of the canvas, she weaves calligraphic passages of the letter with hand-written characters in warm red tones. We are tempted to try to decipher these, to follow them. Years, letters of the alphabet, and fragments of words may be visible, yet they defy legibility, revealing pieces of a story that cannot be grasped in its entirety.

 

Around these two works, Niedziółka groups two other works that are from her Zero series along with the large individual work Dorsoduro, which is named after a neighborhood in Venice. The image of this city, which has been written about countless times and is characterized by many different associations and clichés, is juxtaposed with Niedziółka’s own impressions and memories of moments experienced there.

 

If the Kabinett at Art Basel is an “empty room full of empty space,” then Niedziółka fills this space by creating a small cosmos through works that are powerful and strong and tell of vulnerability, honesty, insecurity, and – most of all – universal beauty.

Natasza Niedziółka

Dorsoduro, 2021-2022
Vintage Seidengarn auf französischen vintage Hanfstoff
100 x 300 cm

Natasza Niedziółka

Zero1500, 2022
Baumwolle, vintage Seidengarn, Farbstift auf Leinen
171 x 148 cm

Natasza Niedziółka

Love Note. If you go away., 2021-2022
Baumwollgarn, vintage Seidengarn auf Leinen
46 x 58 cm

Natasza Niedziółka

Love Note. You always said., 2022
Vintage Seidengarn auf Leinen
85 x 130 cm

Natasza Niedziółka

Zero1740, 2022
Baumwollgarn auf Leinen
103 x 55 cm

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