On November 23, 2018, the famous Düsseldorf gallery owner Alfred Schmela would have celebrated his hundredth birthday. To mark this occasion, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is organizing an exhibition that shows the wide-ranging network of this “pioneer of the avant-garde.”

Johannes Wald

Ein Block aus
In his works, Johannes Wald reflects on fundamental, sculpture-related issues. When is a work considered to be finished or even perfect?  Can the process of being a process, the origin, be preserved in a work? Or do we only ever see the result of the process? Can a desire for grace and classical beauty still qualify credibly as a stimulus for our own actions?
He confronts the viewer again and again with gaps, placeholders or hidden sculptures and in this way relocates the consummate perfection of his artistic work to the realms of the imagination.

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"Johannes Wald"

January 2012

ISBN 978-3-86678-638-7

16,50 x 24,00 cm

96 Pages

42 colored and 46 b/w illustrations

Broschur, bound

Languages: German, English


Axel Heil, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

Friedrich Meschede, Claudia Seidel

graphic design
Aidin Zimmermann, Berlin

Exhibition "Debütantenausstellung", 22 November to 3 December 2011, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe