DRAIFLESSEN Collection "Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball"

Exhibition Lighting

Place: Mettingen

Category: Arts & Culture

Special exhibition

The conceptual artist Mischa Kuball (1959) breaks through rigid patterns of interpretation in his media installations and reveals the multi-layered, overlapping structures of the production and perception of art. Kuball's view of the historical and highly contradictory personality of the artist Emil Nolde (1867–1956) opens up spaces for discourse that go beyond the individual example.*

The exhibition dissects Nolde's self-portrayal and the role of the Documenta in post-war Germany. Since the realization that Nolde was not persecuted by the National Socialists and banned from painting, but seems to have been a fervent advocate of National Socialist ideas, a new look at his art has been required. Mischa Kuball uses dichroic glasses in the exhibition, which no longer allow the art to be viewed unfiltered.

The focus of the lighting concept by KOBER Lichtplaner was to bring this critical view to the fore by playing with contrasts in brightness and color intensity in combination with a light cone-free staging and the view of the viewer in a mixture of reflection of the art on the back in the glass and the filtered one To sharpen perspective on the opposite art and to support the confrontation with parallel realities. Accordingly, the light and making visible becomes the medium of the holistic concept.

This is the Draiflessen Collection's first temporary exhibition following the switch to LED lighting.

Nr. 1-4: © Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, © Archiv Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 / Foto: Henning Rogge
Nr. 5: © Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, © Archiv Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll / Foto: Henning Rogge