This exhibition by our current artist-in-residence Alfons Knogl features recent cement sculptures and new works connected to the artist´s "Coffeetable"-series. The title "Global Standard" refers to the global GS1 system which standardizes and numbers all kind of products. The show explores the in-between of an individual artist´s practise and the global-market's understanding of form and material.
Alfons Knogl is deeply interested in the context and connection of sculpture, furniture, interior design and music as forms of culture. Using the references and meanings of materials like stone and concrete, he builds forms such as bowls and tables and expressions of music which can be autonomous on the one hand and socially related on the other.
This exhibition is Knogl´s first in India. Other recent solo exhibitions since 2010 include Kunstverein Kjubh, Cologne, DREI Gallery, Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (Concert), SUSI Cologne and Kunstverein Düsseldorf (Project Space).
His artist-in-residency is supported by the Goethe-Institut, Bangalore.