Häusler Contemporary is pleased to announce Brigitte Kowanz’ third solo exhibition in Zurich, introducing two new types of work by the artist. Along with selected recent and earlier works the presentation impressively demonstrates how the Austrian artist continually uses light as a multifaceted tool of awareness in order to reflect on global political phenomena.
Ever since her major appearance at the Austrian Pavilion of the Venice Biennial 2017, Brigitte Kowanz (*1957, Vienna, lives in Vienna) is internationally widely known. Her œuvre, begun around 1980, combines light and language into memorable pictorial formula, visualizing the potential to submit information of these two basic components as well as the formal aesthetic value of language and the autonomy of the phenomenon of light.
The ambiguous title of Kowanz’ third solo exhibition with us alludes to this interplay: «Matter of Reflection» unites selected new and some older works by the artist. They exemplify how Kowanz opens up spaces of reflection with her immersive light works and how she increasingly charges them with social, global political and art theoretical messages.