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Maureen Kägi: Listening Towards the Sun

08.05.2022 to 29.06.2022 - MQ ART BOX
Host: MQ Cultural Tenants

Maureen Kägi: Listening Towards the Sun


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Maureen Kägi is exhibiting a series of works on canvas in the MQ Art Box, by applying the attributes of a folding screen. The habit of a folding screen to create intimate space is here dissolved. Maureen Kägi plays with the transparent spatial structure of the MQ Art Box, parodies patterns of perception between the visible and the invisible and alludes to such forms of display as the glass cabinet, the showroom and the greenhouse. The title of the exhibition Listening Towards the Sun refers to various aspects of the life of plants: to the temporal element in the annual cycle of growing and withering, on the one hand, and to various forms of communication between plants, on the other. The X of the main image refers to the unknown, to a speculative reality beyond human perception. Maureen Kägi visualises the communication and the symbiotic relationships between plants and the sun with the help of the moiré effect. Colours quiver, lines shimmer and geometrical forms merge into one another. If communication with nature is interrupted, we ourselves are the disruptive factor in the image.



Maureen Kägi (*1984 New Plymouth) studied Fine Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the University of the Arts Zürich. Her work ranges from the field of painting and drawing, to video installation, performance, and a conceptual approach to space. She explores themes such as acceleration cultures and constraints, visual myopia in society, optical and physical processes of perception, and the reciprocal shaping of body and material. Her work has been exhibited most recently at the following venues: Galerie Mezzanin Geneva, Belvedere 21 Vienna, Kunsthalle Vebikus Schaffhausen, Koenig 2 by_robbygreif, ABA Salon Berlin, Galerie Mark Müller Zurich, Kunsthalle Winterthur and Kunstmuseum Winterthur.

Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller

Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller

Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller

Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller

Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller

Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller

Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller


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