Carsten Nicolai. Parallax Symmetry

28.09.2019 - 19.01.2020

[Detail. For a full view, click on the picture] Carsten Nicolai, anti, 2004, 300 × 255 × 255 cm, Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig/Berlin, Photo: Uwe Walter © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

In autumn, the K21 will be showing a survey exhibition devoted to the artist and musician Carsten Nicolai (born in 1965, lives and works in Berlin). Since the early 1990s, Nicolai has worked along the interface between visual art, music, and the natural sciences. With electronic sound and light material, he generates minimalist installations, sound performances, and presentations of physical phenomenon that reflect upon the systems and structures of a mediatized world.

As a musician, Nicolai has become one of the most recognized representatives of contemporary electronic music under the pseudonym Alva Noto. Since his participation in documenta X (1997) and the Venice Biennales of 2001 and 2003, he has exhibited worldwide as a visual artist. Taking place on the piazza of the K21 to accompany Nicolai’s exhibition in the lower level will be a series of electronic live concerts and performances.

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 Ständehaus
Ständehausstraße 1
40217 Düsseldorf


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Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
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