Wolfgang Laib at Museum of Fine Arts, Chur, Switzerland
Buchmann Galerie is delighted to announce Crossing a River, a solo exhibition by Wolfgang Laib at the Museum of Fine Arts Chur, Switzerland.
Ever since his journeys to India as a young man the idea inspired Wolfgang Laib to see humans as part of a larger whole. Laib also follows this way of life in his art. Thereby the artist tracks down the universal, the eternal and works with natural materials such as pollen, rice, milk or bees wax. However, he also finds this holistic understanding in our culture.
In the juxtaposition between a small mound of colour-intensive pollen and a eucharist casket Wolfgang Laib creates an astonishing relationship. The presentation is in a laid-out field of thousands of rice mounds. As an important foodstuff rice symbolises vitality and is fundamental for our earthly existence. With the temporary installation the artist manifests the spiritual dimension of art and leads us directly to the source of his poetics.
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue published by Lars Müller Verlag.
Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur / Museum of Fine Arts Chur