For about two decades, Angela Glajcar (*1970) has enriched the international art world with her extraordinary objects and installations made of paper. A trained sculptor, the German artist has started her career working with wood and metal before moving on to the fragile material paper. Glajcar uses the material’s special character and immanent aesthetic to create small-format works as well as captivating monumental spatial installations full of poetry.

A poetic walk-in artwork

Combining gauzy paper with delicate glass fibre, Glajcar conceives a walk-in artwork for the light-flooded exhibition space in the lower level of the State Gallery of Lower Austria. The installation’s tension stems from the combination of these two different materials and the contrasting techniques used on each of them.

The bright sheets of paper are individually hand-torn and layered. The artist drapes the fabric-like mesh generously and modifies it subtly using nail scissors and tweezers. Layering and bulging the material creates three-dimensional formations that evoke an array of associations. The paper picks up the hues and the lighting conditions of the surroundings, thus constantly changing its appearance.

Referencing the State Gallery

With her site-specific installation, the award-winning artist references the location as well as the architecture of the museum and creates a sensual experiential space that inspires to dwell and daydream.

First exhibition in an Austrian museum

Glajcar has created site-specific installations for institutions such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, the Powerlong Museum Shanghai, and the Museum Wiesbaden. In the State Gallery of Lower Austria, the internationally renowned artist realises her largest on-site work to date. This is also her first show in an Austrian museum.

Curator: Gerda Ridler

a driving force behind the Hanten-Schmidt-Foundation

For her installation in Krems, Angela Glajcar uses paper provided by Salzer Papier GmbH, St. Pölten.

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