Nicole Ahland. Non-Space – The thing about light
19 June – 13 September 2015
Opening: Thursday, 18 June 2015, 6 pm
Nicole Ahland (*1970) counts as one of the most exceptional present day art photographers. For this exhibit, the artist will plan and realize a new multipart complex room series. Nicole Ahland photographs rooms. She has mastered the form of suggestion as a language of extreme reduction and simultaneously uses immense precision when working with photographic means. In her room pictures, she accumulates light in a highly sensitive way, sometimes in great amounts, sometimes in small doses. She removes the partition between the surface displaying her motif and the actual production process, allowing them to flow together.
Her art deals with light; she gives light substance. She has developed her own photographic language. A language in which her works emerge as worlds where themes such as evasion, emptiness, stillness, and seeing are orbiting within, created by her own radical minimalist way of dealing with space and light.
Curator: Peter Forster
The museum owns more than 100 works of the Russian painter Alexej von Jawlensky, which forms the most important Jawlensky collection in Europe. In addition to the works of Jawlensky, installations, objects, sculptures and paintings from the latter half of the 20th century form the focal points of the art collection. Moreover, this museum regularly organises noteworthy special exhibitions of international contemporary art.
With the reopening of the south wing in May 2013 a new presentation of the art of the 12th to the 19th century was opened to the public in the Museum Wiesbaden. Parallel to that, the "Naturhistorische Sammlungen" (natural history collections) opened with the new "Ästhetik der Natur - Aesthetics of Nature" permanent exhibition in the north wing. The natural science collection comprises not only geological and mineral exhibits, but also exhibits of vertebrates and botanical exhibits. After completion of the overall refurbishments, the building now offers a tour of a broad panorama of art to nature on a 7.000 square metre exhibition area.
Hessisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Natur
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 65185 Wiesbaden
Opening Hours: Tue & Thu 10 am – 8 pm, Wed & Fri – Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon closed