Waldfrieden Sculpture Park has taken the occasion of Heinz Mack’s 90th birthday to stage a major exhibition devoted entirely to his sculptural work. Pieces from different phases of Mack’s career will be installed throughout all three of Waldfrieden’s exhibition spaces, as well as at different sites on the park grounds.
Alongside diversity of materials — stone, metal, wood, plaster, glass, or ceramic — Mack’s sculptures are distinguished by their strong, elementary character as relates to light and/or movement, making for a comprehensive and multifaceted spectrum of sculptural work.
“I can’t separate the space from the sculpture. Whenever I put a sculpture in a different room — whether inside or out — it appears differently. Ideally, everything comes together — a particular room, a particular light, a particular sculpture, and a particular viewer. It seems self-evident, but it is not.
The work of art has its own space, its own time, its own light. Its strangeness and extreme visibility are irrational, whereby it can hold its own alongside nature, despite nature’s sensational wealth of forms, colors, sizes, and mysteries.” (Heinz Mack)
The exhibition was co-curated by Heinz Mack and Tony Cragg
42285 Wuppertal, Germany