press release

Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances
October 18, 2019-January 5, 2020

Working primarily in sculpture and installation, Alicja Kwade (b. 1979 Poland; lives and works in Berlin) explores structures of reality such as time and space, as well as systems of value that determine how we perceive the world and decide what constitutes the real. She is best known for her sculptural works which use common, yet symbolically resonant materials like rocks, lamps, and clocks. The artist’s alchemical treatment of familiar things complicate and, at times, cast suspicion on, our perceptual faculties. Throughout her work, Kwade strategically blurs received distinctions between past and present, fact and fiction, and high and low value. At the List Center, Kwade will realize an ambitious new sculptural commission, presented alongside a focused selection of recent sculptures.