Rolando Anselmi is pleased to present Contiguous Space, Valerie Krause's first solo exhibition in the gallery space in Rome. As the title suggests, the German artist focuses on the necessary relation between sculpture and space, creating a site specific environment in which a contiguity of volumes, contents, materials and forms questions the hierarchical value of space as a container and sculpture as content. Valerie Krause's sculptures should certainly be intended as space generators: the installation's setup underlines the correlation between a multitude of single sculptures and their ability to relate to what is 'other from themselves'. In this way, a continuum of visual interactions give birth to a new space, able to state its own specificity. At the same time it's through this space's specificity that a sculpture is allowed to live an unprecedented state, sprout by the resonance that surrounds it. In this intricate dialogue between generality and singularity, the viewer's gaze is constantly called to question its position between the set and the fragments, and between those fragments and the spawned space-continuum. Despite the clash and contrast of highly diverse forms and materials, Valerie Krause creates a unity that exudes an ephemeral atmosphere, invoking a further level of the sculpture's physicality.
Valerie Krause (b. 1976, Herdecke, Germany), lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Recent solo shows include: Galerie L21 (2017, Palma De Mallorca; 2015, Madrid), Kunst-Station Sankt Peter (2017, Köln), Galerie Greta Meert (2016; 2013, Brusselles), Rolando Anselmi (2015; 2013, Berlin; 2014, Marseille), Shi Fang (2015, Düsseldorf), Vitrine der Landesvertretung (2013, Berlin). Recent group shows include: Galerie Greta Meert (2018, Brusselles), Galerie L21 (2016, Palma de Mallorca), Kunst im Tunnel (2016, Düsseldorf), Verein Düsseldorf (2016, Palermo), Rolando Anselmi (2016, Rome; 2014, Berlin), Museum Kunstpalast (2014, Düsseldorf), Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palermo (2013, Palermo), Skulpturenpark Köln (2013, Köln).
Press release courtesy Rolando Anselmi.