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     New works by Alicia Paz and Nathan Coley in the
     sculpture park of Kunstmuseum Magdeburg

      Opening Ceremony on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 5 pm


Prof Dr Matthias Puhle, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education and Sports, Capital City of Magdeburg

HE Mr Rogelio Granguillhome , Mexican Ambassador to Germany
State minister Rainer Robra, Head of the State Chancellery Saxony-Anhalt and Minister of Culture

Dr Annegret Laabs, Museum Director

Uwe Gellner, Collection Curator

Programme: STEPS Dance Center Magdeburg


The artists will be present.



Nathan Coley’s concrete sculpture For Other People, and Other Work in the sculpture park of Kunstmuseum Magdeburg. Photo: Hans-Wulf Kunze


The sculptures by Mexican-US-American-French artist Alicia Paz and Scottish artist Nathan Coley are the first two projects that could have been realized after proposals had been made within an ideas competition presented in an exhibition in 2016. The renewals aim to bring the sculpture park into the present without taking away its history.


Nathan Coley’s site-specific sculpture For Other People, and Other Work consists of a concrete plinth that – inserted between trees and remnants of walls – seems to be floating above the lawn. With his revolutionary concept of a “stage sculpture” Nathan Coley (*1967 in Glasgow, lives in Glasgow) explicitly refers to the public space. Two rectangulars, joint together into a single surface, define a geometric construction that reflects the character of the park as a whole: as a place for art reception and a place for people to rest as well as a place for other works of art. Art becomes usable, the distance to art we are used to disappears in a conceptual and real way.



Enamel faces and leaves by Alicia Paz for her steel and concrete sculpture Island of Dolls. Photo: Hans-Wulf Kunze



With her first large exterior sculpture Island of Dolls Alicia Paz (*1967 in Mexico City, lives in London) takes the tree as a central motive of her paintings back into the garden and the landscape but not as a natural element but as a sign of itself. Like two joint canvases, surfaces intertwine. Their two-dimensional female faces refer to one another but do not detach into the space. The tree’s fruits are existing images of women from all times periods and all media that Paz has interpreted in new ways. The women are not meant to be particular individuals, rather they remain anonymous. Through these portraits, certain archetypes can be explored. Thus, they are open to associations and narratives. 


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    ROBIN MINARD Silent Music

October 24, 2017 to January 28, 2018 

Opening: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3pm


Sound installations by Canadian composer and sound artist Robin Minard (*1953 in Montréal, Canada, lives in Weimar, Germany)






November 16, 2017 to February 18, 2018 

Opening: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 19.00 Uhr


Kunstmuseum Magdeburg will present the two series A New Kind of Beauty and Days with My Father by British photographer Phillip Toledano (*1968 in London, lives in New York) in the media lounge.





    LAWRENCE CARROLL As the Noise Falls Away

November 26, 2017 to March 18, 2018

Opening: Saturday, November 25, 2017


Lawrence Carroll: left: untitled, 2016, facade paint, oil, pigment and glue on canvas on wood, 45,5 x 43 x 0,5 cm, right: untitled, 2016, oil, wax, facade paint, canvas, newspaper, cramps on wood, 297 (h) x 216 x 10 cm, Copyright: Buchmann Galerie Berlin


Lawrence Carroll (*1954 in Melbourne, lives in Los Angeles and Bolsena, Italy) is an Australian/US-American painter and object artist. He participated in documenta IX in 1992.




The Exhibitions Robin Minard and Lawrence Carroll are kindly supported by: