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Olaf Holzapfel

Lichtbild Leinen Blau

As an artist born in a country that no longer exists, and whose coming-of-age involved crossing a border between the East-West divide of the Cold War era that is fast becoming a distant memory, Olaf Holzapfel, born in Dresden in 1967, has long been interested in boundaries, demarcations, and frontiers—or, more precisely, in interstitial spaces, what is possible in between. Equally fluent in the languages of sculpture, painting, film, and photography, much of his work rests on the formal negotiation of the interplay between two-dimensional image (or plane) and three-dimensional form (or space), as can be gauged from his tripartite contribution to documenta 14: an open-air sculpture, a display of historical artifacts and architectural models that also encompasses a newly made film, and a series of so-called hay works and straw pictures—all gathered under the overarching title Zaun (Fence, 2017).

 

—Dieter Roelstraete

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Olaf Holzapfel

Dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
Dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, Xippas Paris, Paris (FR)

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Olaf Holzapfel

Negativer Raum - curated by Peter Weibel, Daria Mille, Anett Holzheid

6 April 2019 – 11 August 2019 06.04.2019 – 11.08.2019
ZKM Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)

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Olaf Holzapfel

(solo)

5 September 2019 – 1 November 2019 05.09.2019 – 01.11.2019
Daniel Marzona Gallery, Berlin (DE)

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Olaf Holzapfel

Olaf Holzapfel

Event of a Thread

11 July 2019 – 1 November 2019 11.07.2019 – 01.11.2019
Negev Museum of Art, Beersheba (I)

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Olaf Holzapfel

Crossing Lines

24 August 2019 – 3 November 2019 24.08.2019 – 03.11.2019
Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück (DE)

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Olaf Holzapfel

ANDERS WOHNEN - curated by Katia Baudin, Dr. Sylvia Martin, Dr. Magdalena Holzhey

5 May 2019 – 26 January 2020 05.05.2019 – 26.01.2020
Museum Haus Lange Krefeld, Krefeld (DE)

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