Upcoming exhibition

Marion Baruch
Social Fabric
HLHE DIALOG
Haus Lange

Opening: October 6, 11.30 a.m.

Marion Baruch (b. 1929 Timişoara, Romania, lives in Gallarate, Italy) and her multifaceted work, which has evolved over decades, have been receiving long overdue recognition for some years now. Baruch is interested in the relationship between inside and outside, body and space, subject and system. She is currently working with offcuts from the clothing industry, playing with the absent body and the normative. Transparency, omission, and emptiness are key features of her sculptures, installations, and actions. The presentation at Haus Lange—a place that already contains essential characteristics of Baruch’s work—is her first institutional solo exhibition in the Rhineland. The Kunstmuseen Krefeld thus pay tribute to one of the most important female positions rooted in the 1960s.
Parallel to the project in Krefeld, the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein is presenting an exhibition of recent works by Marion Baruch.

Curator: Magdalena Holzhey

Since 2017, the Kunstmuseen Krefeld have been conceiving exhibitions in the neighboring villas Haus Lange and Haus Esters that enter into dialogues with each other—between art and design, between generations, or between themes and related content. This series now continues with Marion Baruch and Anna K.E., two artists who are separated by two generations but whose approaches are linked by similar themes, including performative and participatory elements and the playful linking of art and design. Both work with the human body as an instrument of measurement and emotional stimulus.

Marion Baruch, Contenitore Ambiente, 1971-2023,
Silver gelatine print, Re-edition, 19 × 28.3 cm (Print),
Photo: Gianni Berengo Gardin/Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia,
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
Marion Baruch, Contenitore Ambiente, 1971-2023, Silver gelatine print, Re-edition, 19 × 28.3 cm (Print), Photo: Gianni Berengo Gardin/Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
Marion Baruch, L’enchanteur, 2016,
Purple wool fabric, 232 × 186 cm,
Courtesy the artist, Gallery Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne and Sommer, Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv-Zurich,
Photo: Peter Colombo
Marion Baruch, L’enchanteur, 2016, Purple wool fabric, 232 × 186 cm, Courtesy the artist, Gallery Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne and Sommer, Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv-Zurich, Photo: Peter Colombo
Marion Baruch, Abito Contenitore, 1971-2023,
Silver gelatine print, Re-edition, 28.3 × 19 cm (Print),
Photo: Gianni Berengo Gardin/Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia,
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
Marion Baruch, Abito Contenitore, 1971-2023, Silver gelatine print, Re-edition, 28.3 × 19 cm (Print), Photo: Gianni Berengo Gardin/Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
Marion Baruch, Porta nel paesaggio, 2017,
Black wool and polyester blend, 250 × 213 cm,
Courtesy the artist, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne and Sommer, Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv-Zurich,
Photo: Eyal Agivayev
Marion Baruch, Porta nel paesaggio, 2017, Black wool and polyester blend, 250 × 213 cm, Courtesy the artist, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne and Sommer, Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv-Zurich, Photo: Eyal Agivayev
Marion Baruch, Une chambre vide, 2009,  
© Marion Baruch / Courtesy Marion Baruch,
Photo: Corinne Vigne-Loup
Marion Baruch, Une chambre vide, 2009,
© Marion Baruch / Courtesy Marion Baruch, Photo: Corinne Vigne-Loup