30.09.2023 – 26.11.2023

Julia Steiner

Flying Change

Flying Change – this is the title under which Swiss artist Julia Steiner will transform the open architecture of the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven with a spacious, aerial drawing into an organic, moving ambience; a pictorial space that can be experienced in a new way. The transformation of the white walls with brush and black gouache paint takes place over several weeks, but will not be lasting. The artist’s central focus is the fleeting existence of nature, animals and human beings, which shows itself in small, often intangible things (clouds, grass, water, birds). In addition to her site-specific work, Julia Steiner will present new groups of works, such as the gouaches from her series into the blue, which oscillate between sky and ocean. Her whispering system which is constructed from delicate grasses that are woven into object-like drawings and then plated with copper, can also be experienced. Another work is an expansive black glove: lost glove is a reference to the artist's main tool, the hand. With circulation and sound of now (hemispheres), Julia Steiner presents experimental and performative video works for the first time. A limited edition of unique bronze objects will accompany the show.

Julia Steiner was born in 1982 in Büren zum Hof (CH). She studied Fine Arts at the Hochschule der Künste Bern and Art History at the Universität Bern from 2002 to 2007. From 2018 to 2019, she was a visiting professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. After extended stays in Beijing (2009/2010 and 2014), Julia Steiner now lives and works in Basel. Her works have been shown in numerous international group and solo exhibitions, such as at the mpk Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern; Marta Herford; Kloster Schönthal, Langenbruck; Kunstmuseum Thun and many others.

Installation views

Fotos: Edward Greiner

Julia Steiner, Flying Change (work in progress), Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven