Michael Kleine in der Blumenhalle emerges from long-running work and collaborations with the artist. In this iteration, the format is that of the solo show. In a reflection on exhibition making as form, there is a careful consideration of the filling and emptying of space and content and what this does to the visiting person held in this condition.
The Kunstverein is approached as a public space hosted in a purpose-built industrial flower market – a space to be inhabited. It is also approached as an oversized sculpture where considerations of body – the body of the audience, of the artist, and of the objects themselves – are central negotiations.
Within Michael Kleine in der Blumenhalle objects are uprooted from their original realities and use through a series of framing devices. In their new containers, they are still part of their former lives 'out there' as theatre props, organic matter, and found objects, whilst also being integral elements of one total work.
As part of the exhibition opening on Saturday, September 16, Michael Kleine is working with Asako Iwama and Roman Lemberg on the staging and hosting of a celebration marking the opening of the show, extending into Bonner Kunstverein's courtyard.