Manfred Pernice, Haldensleben …

Manfred Pernice, Haldensleben …

Ludwig Museum—Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Manfred Pernice, Bibette headland, 1999 with Ulrike Kuschel, Walhallastrasse/Fortunaallee, 1999, copyright Manfred Pernice, photograph: Wolfgang Träger

April 15, 2007

Manfred Pernice
Haldensleben …
Projektraum DC:
21 April to 19 August 2007

Museum Ludwig
Bischofsgartenstr. 1
50667 Köln
Tel: 49-221-221-26165
Fax: 49-221-221-24114<br>

Manfred Pernices sculptural works use as their starting point spaces (such as industrial plants, canals, high rises, metro stations or dykes) and vessels (such as cans or containers), whose forms are defined by their respective functions. Since the memory of these functions persists, when Pernice pieces these forms together into new constellations in the exhibition space using plywood and other materials, he produces not only complex structures but also correspondingly dense webs of associations, which also draw in the artists own photographs, drawings and documentation.

For the exhibition series in DC:-Saal, Pernice has devised a suite of new and older pieces, including “Haldensleben” 2005, and Bibette headland from 1999, which bring him full circle to his earlier works. As a result, the project space will also provide a fascinating insight into the developments in Pernices work.

Manfred Pernice has sometimes continued to develop his works over the years. One piece he will be exhibiting at Museum Ludwig, Haldensleben, was created in 2005, but now the cube will be augmented by the addition of flowerpots and a flight of steps on the outside. On show inside of this walk-in work will be a variety of documents and pictures recording the small town of Haldensleben, which is close to Magdeburg. The town is home to a workshop for ceramics, a material Pernice also likes to work with.

The piece Bibette headland from 1999 forges a link to Manfred Pernices earlier works. Bibette headland interlocks the space inside and the space outside in a variety of ways. A series of orifices grant a view of the room inside. The work may be entered, and also features a series of photos.

Manfred Pernice was born 1963 in Hildesheim. After first studying graphics and painting at Brunswick, he went on to study sculpture in Berlin at the Hochschule der Künste. He lives and works in Berlin. In 2002 he was exhibited at the documenta 11, and in 2003 he was represented at the Utopia Station at the Venice Biennale; this year he is a participant in the sculpture projects muenster.

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