Mischa Kuball

Mischa Kuball

Aarhus Art Building, Centre for Contemporary Art

Mischa Kuball, “Tornado”, 1990

August 18, 2007

Mischa Kuball

September 1 – November 11, 2007

Aarhus Kunstbygning —
Center for Contemporary Art
J.M. Mørks Gade 13
DK-8000 Aarhus C
info [​at​] aarhuskb.dk


The Aarhus Art Building presents an extensive exhibition by the internationally renowned light and media artist Mischa Kuball. For more than twenty years Mischa Kuball has been working conceptually and artistically with light. One of the most transformable media types, artificial light can be placed anywhere. It can be shaped and turned on at will and is full of symbolic power, emotions and suggestion. In a unique way Mischa Kuball combines the aesthetic dimension of light with social and political statements. By means of the individual works Kuball raises questions about given physical spaces, dislocates the physical boundaries of these spaces and adds new spiritual dimensions to them.

Kuball will light up the whole of the Aarhus Art Building and present several extensive light installations and projections. While images, letters, numbers and light projections wander about the four exhibition halls of the Art Building the glass sections in the new basement floor will be staged and filled with coloured light, and at night the glass cube in the sculpture yard will present itself as a clearly visible red architectural lantern. Moreover the letters KUNST (“ART”) over the entrance to the Aarhus Art Building will be supplemented by the letters HAL (“Hall”/”Center”) in blinking neon so that from now on the inscription over the entrance will read KunstHal — in two different media and letter types. This will signify that the Aarhus Art Building with its long tradition as an exhibition venue has been through a major profile change and recently has become a member of The Danish Association of Art Centres — a small group of non-profit art institutions that organize and present exhibitions but have no permanent collections of their own.

Since 2004 Mischa Kuball (b. 1959) has been a professor at the reputable Art Academy in Karlsruhe (Germany). Mischa Kuball has participated in several international solo and group exhibitions. In Denmark he presented the work public catharsis in connection with the European light exhibition LUX EUROPAE 2002 in Copenhagen. Moreover in 2005 he participated in Kunsthallen Brandts’ extensive theme exhibition Skyggespil (Shadow Play) arranged on the occasion of the bicentennial of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive publication titled Mischa Kuball in progress. Projects 1980-2007, published by the art publisher Hatje Cantz and sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW. In connection with the exhibition the Aarhus Art Building will present a number of concerts with new electronic music plus artist talks, workshops and lectures.

The exhibition is a part of an international collaboration and will also be presented in Pori, Hannover, Belgrade, Graz, Shanghai, Tokyo and Beijing, with changing or new works in each location.
lightComplex is sponsored by Max Bank, Bendixen Neon, Martin Professional Inc., Montana Furniture, NRGI, The Cultural Development Foundation (the Municipality of Aarhus), The Danish Arts Council’s Committee for International Visual Art, Knud Højgaard Foundation, Oticon Foundation A-Z Skilte+Solfilm, EL:CON Electric Installations Inc.,. For further information or press material, please contact Kathrine Bolt Rasmussen at +45 86 20 60 55 or send a mail to kb@aarhuskb.dk

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