Arbeiten / Works
2013 – 2016
Kai Schiemenz is interested in the effects architecture has on people. He does not provide information about these effects using maps and charts but rather by means of experiments, via the experience of the space presented in model form. The influence of the constructivists on his built sculptures is unmistakeable here. For his current series of ceramics, he worked together with a tile maker, who produces the tiling for the Berlin underground network. “In this project Kai Schiemenz enters a terrain — unlike with glass, another material that he works with — that is not right in the mainstream but has been spectacularly revitalized in recent years by sculptors,” writes Susanne Altmann in the catalogue. The publication brings together installation views and glass and ceramic pieces made by the artist. It appears in conjunction with his solo exhibition Große und Kleine — Pistazie / Malve / Koralle (Large and Small: Pistachio / Mallow / Coral) at the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg (March to December 2016).
Markus Dreßen, Adriaan Van Leuven
Susanne Pfleger, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
Susanne Altmann, Sebastian Jaehn