Ignacio Uriarte: Structuring Chance : Collection Satellite #5 - Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

7 May 2020 - 24 January 2021 

To some extent, art is always an expression of the artist’s view of the world and their attempt to understand, portray or organise it. For the Collection Satellite #5, the Kunstmuseen Krefeld have invited the Krefeld-born artist Ignacio Uriarte to take a very personal look at our collection and present his findings in a corresponding exhibition. Structuring Chance is interlaced with numerous autobiographical references and pays tribute to those artists represented in the Krefeld collection who significantly influenced Uriarte’s own artistic practice. 

At the same time, all the works Uriarte has selected for the exhibition have a strong connection to his childhood in Krefeld. According to Uriarte, he associates the city with stringency and order – both with respect to his upbringing and his visual environment. It was here in Krefeld he discovered his interest in seriality – a feature inherent throughout his oeuvre.

In the series, the collection of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld serves as the starting point for new artistic focuses. The Collection Satellites series is sponsored in part by the Sparda-Bank West. Curator: Constanze Zawadzky

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