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Left: Katharina Grosse. Photo: Larissa Hofmann. Right: Sabine Eckmann. Photo: Bryan Schraier

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse
Sabine Eckmann

Friday, September 23, 2022, 5:30pm
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu

Katharina Grosse will be in conversation with Sabine Eckmann, director and chief curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions at the museum. The pair will discuss the artist’s studio-based paintings, from her earliest works in the 1990s to her most recent canvases, which are subject of this major survey. The event is free and open to the public.

Left: Katharina Grosse. Photo: Larissa Hofmann. Right: Sabine Eckmann. Photo: Bryan Schraier

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Tour

Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022
Returns, Revisions, Inventions

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 2pm
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis
www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu

Join student educators from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis for an interactive tour of the exhibition Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revision, Inventions. The show highlights the role that Katharina Grosse’s studio-based paintings—thirty-seven of which are on view—have played throughout her career in her experiments with the aesthetic potentials and physical and optical properties of color and paint. The event is free and open to the public.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Destroy Me Once, Destroy Me Twice, 2022, installation view, Roskilde, Denmark. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Commission

Katharina Grosse
Destroy Me Once, Destroy Me Twice

Katharina Grosse has been commissioned to create a 2,000-square-meter dance floor for the 2022 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the festival, which runs from June 25 to July 2. Titled Destroy Me Once, Destroy Me Twice (2022), the expansive outdoor painting transforms the hilly landscape of the festival’s campsite and is intended to inspire a sense of community, presence, and togetherness in keeping with this year’s theme, “Solidarity–Time to Act!” Since 1971, Roskilde Festival, the largest of its kind in Northern Europe, has been a melting pot that merges music and art. To attend the festival, purchase tickets at www.roskilde-festival.dk.

Katharina Grosse, Destroy Me Once, Destroy Me Twice, 2022, installation view, Roskilde, Denmark. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse. Photo: Larissa Hofmann

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse
Dan Cameron

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 5pm
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
www.scadmoa.org

For the keynote event of SCAD deFINE ART 2022, honoring Katharina Grosse, the artist will be joined by curator Dan Cameron in a discussion about her life and artistic practice. SCAD deFINE ART is the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual program of talks, tours, and exhibitions featuring work by contemporary art’s most vital voices. Grosse’s exhibition Chill Seeping will be on view at the SCAD Museum of Art from February 28 through July 11, 2022. The event is free and open to the public.

Katharina Grosse. Photo: Larissa Hofmann

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2019 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse
Margaret Andera

Friday, May 7, 2021, 1pm EDT

Join the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Society for a virtual conversation between Katharina Grosse and the museum’s interim chief curator and curator of contemporary art, Margaret Andera. The pair will discuss Grosse’s Untitled (2019), which the museum recently acquired. The painting is the first work by the artist to enter the collection as well as the first by a female artist in the museum’s collection of contemporary German paintings. To join the online event, register at us02web.zoom.us.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2019 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

In Conversation

Katharina Grosse
Eric N. Mack

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 6pm EST

Using the exhibition Katharina Grosse: Is It You? at the Baltimore Museum of Art as a starting point, Grosse and fellow artist Eric N. Mack will discuss the intersections of their practices, processes, and inspirations. The talk will be moderated by critic and art historian Molly Warnock as part of the museum’s Violet Hour series. To watch the live conversation, visit BMA’s Facebook.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020–January 3, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

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Katharina Grosse, Canyon, 2022 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany/ADAGP, Paris, 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Commission

Katharina Grosse: Canyon
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Canyon (2022), a new work by Katharina Grosse, will be on view at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris beginning October 5, 2022. Inspired by and in dialogue with the architecture of the Frank Gehry–designed building, this latest commission by the Fondation is composed of eight spray-painted aluminum sheets connected to a beam. The work is a response to Grosse’s question: “How can a painting appear in a space with no floor and no walls, where air, light, flow, and energies circulate?” It is a reference to the characteristics of the “canyon”—the name given to the void that is visible inside the Fondation Louis Vuitton building from the ground up.

Katharina Grosse, Canyon, 2022 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany/ADAGP, Paris, 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Still from “Katharina Grosse: Rockaway!”

Video

Katharina Grosse
Rockaway!

In 2016, MoMA PS1 invited Katharina Grosse to transform an abandoned building at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways, New York, into an artwork using her technique of spraying brightly colored paint directly onto the structure. In this video, produced by the museum and featuring footage of the work being made, Grosse explains the concepts and process behind the project, and her interest in color and scale.

Still from “Katharina Grosse: Rockaway!”

Museum Exhibitions

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

On View

Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022
Returns, Revisions, Inventions

Through January 23, 2023
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis
www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu

This exhibition explores Katharina Grosse’s studio-based paintings, from her earliest works in the 1990s to her most recent. The show highlights the role that thirty-seven paintings have played throughout her career in her experiments with the aesthetic potentials and physical and optical properties of color and paint.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Ingres Wood Seven, 2017 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019 Photo: Jens Ziehe

On View

Katharina Grosse in
Collezione MAXXI. Lo spazio dell’immagine

Opened November 21, 2018
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
www.maxxi.art

The spirit and the identity of the museum are being renewed with a display of more than thirty works by twenty-six artists. Dedicated to the museum’s new acquisitions, this group show aims to create a counterpoint between the abstract and the figurative. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.

Katharina Grosse, Ingres Wood Seven, 2017 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019 Photo: Jens Ziehe

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Apollo, Apollo, Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, April 23–November 27, 2022. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Katharina Grosse
Apollo, Apollo

April 23–November 27, 2022
Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Created specifically for Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Katharina Grosse’s installation Apollo, Apollo features a composite image of the artist’s hands printed on a metallic mesh fabric draped across the floor and wall. Depicting a moment where boundaries—between the artist’s body and the flowing material, with its transparent, opaque, and reflective surfaces—blur, the work opens a gateway to a dreamlike world in which visitors question their own perceptions of reality and illusion. Produced within the framework of Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Hors-les-murs program, the exhibition is a collateral event of the 59th Biennale di Venezia.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Apollo, Apollo, Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, April 23–November 27, 2022. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2020 (detail) © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: Markus Wörgötter

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Katharina Grosse
Wolke in Form eines Schwertes

April 1–September 4, 2022
Saarlandmuseum–Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken, Germany
www.modernegalerie.org

This exhibition, whose title translates to Cloud in the Form of a Sword, highlights Katharina Grosse’s recent experimental working methods. Canvases incorporating branches, twigs, and driftwood are coated in paint, fusing the natural materials into sculptural structures. With gestural, colorful, and material force, the works reach far into the viewer’s space, resulting in multidimensional pictorial sites.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2020 (detail) © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: Markus Wörgötter

Steven Parrino, Skeletal Implosion, 2001 © Steven Parrino, courtesy the Parrino Family Estate. Photo: Marc Domage

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La Couleur en fugue

May 4–August 29, 2022
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to Fugues in Color, features works where paint escapes the confines of the canvas, with color consuming surrounding spaces, including walls, floors, and ceilings. The diverse variations of color extend into the architecture in close interaction with the Frank Gehry–designed building. Work by Katharina Grosse and Steven Parrino is included.

Steven Parrino, Skeletal Implosion, 2001 © Steven Parrino, courtesy the Parrino Family Estate. Photo: Marc Domage

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Chill Seeping, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, February 28–July 11, 2022. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022

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Katharina Grosse
Chill Seeping

February 28–July 11, 2022
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
www.scadmoa.org

Katharina Grosse: Chill Seeping is presented on the occasion of SCAD deFINE ART 2022. The exhibition features works on canvas created since 2006 alongside an expansive site-related textile installation. The exhibition highlights Grosse’s relentless exploration of color and its agency in space, inviting viewers into an immersive dialogue with the environment.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Chill Seeping, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, February 28–July 11, 2022. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us, Helsinki Art Museum, June 8, 2021–January 23, 2022. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Hanna Kukorelli/HAM Helsinki Art Museum

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Katharina Grosse
Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us

June 8, 2021–January 23, 2022
Helsinki Art Museum
www.hamhelsinki.fi

Katharina Grosse is taking over the main exhibition halls on the museum’s upper level with two new installations, one of which has been painted on-site. Focusing on painting as a process and intervention, she transforms the exhibition spaces into artworks engaging in an active correspondence with the architecture, where visitors become participants as they move through her boldly colored installations.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us, Helsinki Art Museum, June 8, 2021–January 23, 2022. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Hanna Kukorelli/HAM Helsinki Art Museum

Katharina Grosse, Shutter Splinter, 2021, installation view, Helsinki Biennial, June 12–September 26, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Hans Grosse

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Katharina Grosse in
Helsinki Biennial: On the Shores of the Same Sea

June 12–September 26, 2021
Various sites on Vallisaari Island and on mainland Helsinki
helsinkibiennaali.fi

The inaugural Helsinki Biennial brings contemporary art to the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island, a short ferry ride from mainland Helsinki. Artworks are installed along a three-kilometer-long trail and inside the island’s historical buildings, as well as on the mainland. Exploring themes of interconnectedness and mutual dependence, the biennial includes work by forty artists and collectives from Finland and around the world, including Katharina Grosse, who converted Vallisaari’s old derelict school building and its surroundings into a painting.

Katharina Grosse, Shutter Splinter, 2021, installation view, Helsinki Biennial, June 12–September 26, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Hans Grosse

Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021

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Wonderland

May 7–September 19, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
www.albertina.at

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this exhibition features more than a hundred contemporary artworks from the Albertina’s collection organized into seven different “chapters” conceived as independent yet loosely connected “worlds.”  Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Albert Oehlen, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.

Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021

Installation view, Sphinx Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, June 24–July 31, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Wilfried Hösl

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Sphinx Opera

June 24–July 31, 2021
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
www.staatsoper.de

This exhibition visualizes significant productions, faces, and voices that have shaped the Bayerische Staatsoper, or the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich. Over the past thirteen years, writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge has filmed the goings-on at the renowned opera house under Nikolaus Bachler’s directorship. Work by artists including Georg Baselitz and Katharina Grosse are presented alongside Kluge’s video works and bring the interaction of the arts to the center of attention in an unconventional way.

Installation view, Sphinx Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, June 24–July 31, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Wilfried Hösl

Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted a Little Bit Further, 2020, installation view, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy, © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: courtesy Fondazione Merz

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Katharina Grosse in
Push the Limits

September 7, 2020–February 28, 2021
Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
www.fondazionemerz.org

Push the Limits is an exhibition that investigates how art probes cultural, geographical, sexual, social, and visual limits to expand horizons of thinking, perception, and speech. Each work on display is a push forward in a space where current codes of behavior are suspended and transformation becomes possible. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.

Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted a Little Bit Further, 2020, installation view, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy, © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: courtesy Fondazione Merz

Katharina Grosse, It Wasn’t Us, 2020, installation view, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Katharina Grosse
It Wasn’t Us

June 14, 2020–January 10, 2021
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
www.smb.museum

Katharina Grosse will use the historical hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof and the outdoor area behind the building as the site for a new work that radically destabilizes and renegotiates the existing order of the space of the museum. Incorporating the floor of the hall and Styrofoam sculptural elements as a pictorial ground, her painting will extend beyond the building’s walls and into public space, inviting us to reconsider our habits of seeing, thinking, and perceiving.

Katharina Grosse, It Wasn’t Us, 2020, installation view, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020. Photo: Jens Ziehe

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