"Mind the Gap" presents predominantly sculptural works, which explore interstices and cavities, unresolved conditions and discrepancies.
The gap becomes palpable in Gordon Matta-Clark’s interventions and “anarchitectures” and is similarly an essential sculptural element in Via Lewandowsky’s Berliner Zimmer. Ceal Floyer bores into our imagination using acoustic means and Isa Genzken’s architectural pieces attest far more to instability and fragility than they do to sturdiness. With all the cuts and gaps, the holes and ruptures, the notion of solid ground becomes shaky and clarity begins to falter.
Yet the gap is also implicitly manifest in the discrepancy between the object and the artwork, between the functional item and sculptural expression. Here the ruptures, cracks and incompleteness serve as a demarcation line between quotidian and artistic givens. It is a boundary, however, which can be transgressed again and again in the process of viewing, of traversing this uneven terrain poised between artistic intervention and a structure informed by life, between abstraction and concrete reference, between formal and narrative readings.