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Watching sugar dissolve in a glass of water

Art | November 17, 2017 |

Watching sugar dissolve in a glass of waterImage courtesy of Mumok

Watching sugar dissolve in a glass of water
Mumok, Wien
From May 6, 2017 to January 14, 2018

In parallel to his own exhibition at Mumok, Martin Beck is also presenting a new arrangement of works from the museum’s permanent collection. His selection focuses on works of the 1960s and 1970s and indicates a number of important influences on Beck‘s own artistic work. Abstract and figurative, and conceptual and painterly approaches are presented in often surprising combinations and exciting arrangements.

Watching sugar dissolve in a glass of waterImage courtesy of Mumok

Beck sees these combinations as scenarios, in the sense of scenes, unities, or conflicts. The exhibition title, Watching sugar dissolve in a glass of water, refers to a process of precise observation and the transformation of aggregate states of affairs.

Watching sugar dissolve in a glass of waterImage courtesy of Mumok

Martin Becks collection exhibition is closely linked to his own show, rumors and murmurs. The two exhibition designs – on two levels of the museum – are nearly identical, but nonetheless meet different needs within their own specific contexts. While the walls and spatial elements in Watching sugar dissolve in a glass of water are used primarily as functional surfaces, in rumors and murmurs the same architecture is used to explore the borders between artworks, presentation structure, and processes of orientation.

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