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House of Oblivion

September 14 - November 17

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House of Oblivion at Kunstverein Braunschweig is the artist’s most extensive exhibition to date. Bool examines the meaning of the gaze. To this end, she pursues a polymorphous artistic practice that encompasses tapestries, carpets, photograms, sculptures, installations, and paintings. She combines fine art media with techniques and materials that are usually relegated to the margins of art history and often considered more artisanal than artistic: elaborately woven large-format tapestries and silkscreen prints are embroidered in order to emphasize details or create a supplementary visual layer. In her works, Shannon Bool combines associative elaborations on a formal level with astute research, which often revolves around social, art-historical, or architectural phenomena.

Shannon Bool (*1972 in Comox, British Columbia, lives in Berlin) studied at the Städelschule Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt/Main. Her first solo exhibitions took place at the Bonner Kunstverein (2012), the GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen (2010) and at the Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain Alsace, Altkirch, France (2010). Her work can be found a. o. in the collections of Metropolitan Museum NY and the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt.

The exhibition of Shannon Bool was initiated by the Museé d’art Joliette in Québec, Canada, and is a cooperation between the Museé d’art Joliette (2018), the Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris (2019), Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada (2020), and the Kunstverein Braunschweig. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

GUEST ROOM: Esther Kinsky

Curator: Dr. Jule Hillgärtner
Assistant Curator: Raoul Klooker