In conversation with Dr Simon Maidment (NGV) and Dr Simone Slee (VCA), Berlin based artist Alicja Kwade provides insights into her artistic practice and recent international projects, including her participation in the 57th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice in 2017. The evening will include opening remarks by Matthias Arndt, Founder of Arndt Art Agency (A3).

Kwade is in Melbourne for the group exhibition Au curated by Luisa Bosci, presented by Arndt Art Agency (A3) at Station Gallery, Melbourne during Melbourne Art Week 2018.

Presented by NGV; VCA Art and CoVA, Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne; and, Arndt Art Agency.

Alicja Kwade is a Berlin based artist whose work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society, reflecting on the perception of time in everyday life. She has long been engaged with value systems in order to examine issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures, installations, photographs and films, Kwade occupies herself with the structural properties of everyday objects such as: coins, metal pipes, mirrors, glass and lights. Kwade frequently employs imperfect doubling, mirror images, and repetition in her mixed-media practice, attempting to manipulate mental perceptions and physical experiences.

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Image: Alicja Kwade, ‘Idol (90°)’ (2017), brass, on cardboard, framed, unique, 125 × 227 × 5,5 cm Courtesy line: Image courtesy the artist, Arndt Art Agency (A3) and König Galerie, Berlin