With the exhibition “Et facta est Lux”, the White Square Gallery presents from September 18th until November 20th an extensive, space-oriented installation by the artist duo molitor & kuzmin.
Ursula Molitor (born 1947 in Lower Saxony, Germany) and Vladimir Kuzmin (born 1943 in Saporoshje, Ukraine) have created a light installation, especially for exhibition at the White Square Gallery, which combines pieces of previous installations with pieces of new ones.
In existence since 1996, the artist duo molitor & kuzmin have emerged in recent years and with increasing force with collectively conceived and realized works which not only demonstrate an autonomous artistic position, but also indicate a consistent turn towards operating in and with space. On the one hand, these two artists create objects, but they also make large, extensive installations that they have presented in galleries, museums and churches here and abroad. For all of their work, light is of central importance. In opposition to many other artists, molitor & kuzmin don’t work with colored neon light; they favor cold, white flourescent light and integrate customary white flourescent tubes into spatial formations whose sculptural form seems to get lost behind the blaze of their light. In this manner, light-sculptures emerge in which the technical character and materiality of the parts disintegrates within the dazzling brightness.
Ursula Molitor underwent college studies in graphics and design in Hamburg and studied painting in Köln, and she worked as a painter and photographer before the formation of molitor & kuzmin. Since completing his studies in architecture, Vladimir Kuzmin has worked as an architect in Moscow and also, since 1983, as a painter.
The work by molitor & kuzmin has been shown not only in Germany but also in numerous solo exhibitions internationally. Their last show in 2010 was öffentLicht [public light] at the Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders in Bergisch Gladbach. Furthermore the artists have been represented in the following group shows: „International André-Evert-Award“ at the Kunsthalle Messmer Riegel (2010), „Requiem“, at the Tschechow Theater, Moskow (2009), „Leuchtzeichen“ [„Light Signs“] at the Kunstmuseum Celle with the Collection Robert Simon (2009). In addition, molitor & kuzmin are represented with their objects and installations in several public and privat collections, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren and the art museums in Bochum and in Celle.
At the exhibition opening, the former director of the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren, and chairwoman of the Günther-Peill-fundation, Dr. Dorothea Eimert, will speak.