Opening: 29 August 2020, 4pm – 10pm
Duration: 30 August to 18 October 2020
In his installations and sculptures, David Polzin deals with the collective remembrance and the media representation of the former GDR and the post-wall years. Coming from the perspective of contemporary art, he examines disappointments related to the reunification of Germany. Based on thorough research of the architectural and design history of East and West Germany, David Polzin uses chairs that once were mass produced in both East and West and reworks them into sculptures, thereby addressing how historiography and the perception of history are being shaped by the commercialized design of our living spaces. In a museum-like set up he humorously refers to the parallel conditioning of two political systems, which, as different as they may be, are partly equal when it comes to their power structures.
David Polzin (*1982, Henningsdorf, DE) lives and works in Berlin. He studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin Weißensee with Eran Schaerf and Karin Sander. In 2016, he was granted the Global Exchange Stipend of the Federal State of Berlin for Los Angeles/Pasadena, which also included a guest professorship at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2008, he founded the collective Klozin together with Wilhelm Klotzek. They have been exhibiting together regularly since then. Polzin’s works have frequently been exhibited in renowned institutions, such as: the Mitte Museum Berlin (2020), Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig (2019), Neuer Berliner Kunsverein (2018), the LAMOA, Los Angeles (2017), the Heidelberger Kunstverein (2016), and the MMW Frankfurt (2013).
David Polzin Kitchen Discotheque – Cuisine discothèque, 2017
David Polzin Holz Liege, 2018
David Polzin C’est encore une chaise II, 2018
Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Hassmauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück
Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday: 11 a.m. – 6p.m. on the second Thursday of the month: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday / Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Retrouvez l’exposition de David Polzin en duo avec Suchan Kinoshita à la galerie dans le cadre de Reciprocity 2018 ici