January 6−March 30, 2014
Kata Legrady. Smart Pistols
An exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: Mon, January 6, 2014, 3 p.m.
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The sculptures, photographs and drawings by Kata Legrady cause irritation among viewers: Her works of art confront them with objects of violence, which are at the same time objects of infantile desire. Whether the weapons are drawn, photographed or sculpturally formed, what they all share common is their appearance in the highest degree of contrast. The weapons are embellished with colorful chocolate drops, sumptuous furs or bank notes.
With such simple aesthetic means, Kata Legrady presents what has defined the course of the world over the millennia. Her fetish objects are a further development of surrealist object art in the age of high gloss aesthetics. The rejections and monstrosities of civilization appear in the sweet and charming apparel of consumption, and violence pairs with "Luxe, Calme et Volupté" (H. Matisse, 1904).
- subject to change -
photo: Kata Legrady: »Kalaschnikow (multicolor)«, 2009