Alicja Kwade’s work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society and reflects on our perceptual habits and supported facts in our everyday life. Her diverse practice is based on concepts of science and philosophy. It takes shape in sculptural objects, such as big-scale public installations, but also in video, photography, and sound pieces. Kwade uses natural materials such as stone and wood in her work, framed by copper, brass, gold, or stainless steel elements. She also uses ready-made objects, including lamps, mirrors, and clocks. The artist incorporates them into her complex conceptual works that often defy the laws of gravity very elegantly. With her work, Kwade challenges our perceptions of reality and unravels what we perceive as the norm. Thus, she creates new possibilities and even parallel universes through the perfectly choreographed interaction between form, material, the meaning we attach to it, and space and composition.
Alicja Kwade, Medium Median (Homo-Mensura), 2016, Mixed Media Installation mit 24 iPhones, © courtesy of the artist;