Curator and Transart Guest Christine Nippe opens “SUR/FACE: Mirrors” at Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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Dan Graham, Pyramid, 1999, Modell

Press preview: Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11 am
Exhibition opening: Friday, 23 June 2017, 7 pm

On the façades of bank towers, in boutiques, gyms and lobbies, in our homes and on our smartphones – everywhere you look, there are mirrored surfaces. Why are reflective materials so tremendously popular these days? How are mirror effects used in design, and how does art reflect on them? And what is the impact of the omnipresent experience of mirrors on us human beings?

Taking place from 24 June to 1 October 2017, the exhibition SUR/FACE: Mirrors at the Museum Angewandte Kunst will focus on the phenomenon of the mirrored surface in art, design and architecture of the present. On 1,200 square metres of floor space, the show will feature products by such designers as Ron Arad, Ettore Sottsass and Oskar Zieta and artworks by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Isa Genzken, Andy Warhol and many others. More than a hundred objects made of mirrored glass, highly polished metal or reflective plastic will attract the viewer’s gaze, steer it, occasionally confound it, and offer it new perspectives. Mirrored surfaces create illusory spaces, point to seeming infinity, and look straight into the eyes of the viewer looking at himself.

Curatorial Team: Juliane Duft, Dr Mahret Kupka, Dr Christine Nippe, Matthias Wagner K
Curatorial Assistance: Leonie Wiegand

Featured artists:
John M. Armleder, Bernadette Corporation, Monica Bonvicini, Tom Burr, Keren Cytter, Latifa Echakhch, Olafur Eliasson, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sylvie Fleury, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Olaf Holzapfel, Mischa Kuball, Josephine Meckseper, Olaf Nicolai, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Rentmeister, Katharina Sieverding, Amalia Ulman, Andy Warhol, Pae White, Claudia Wieser, Heimo Zobernig

Featured designers:
0cp, Marco Acerbis, Alessi, Alfi, Neven Allgeier + Benedikt Fischer, Michael Anastassiades, Ron Arad, Aranda\Lasch, Arclinea, Artemide, Barber & Osgerby, Leonie Barth, BD Barcelona Design, Boffi, Ayzit Bostan, Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec, Braun, Maria Bruun, Uli Budde, Campana Brothers, Cassina, Achille Castiglioni, Karen Chekerdjian, Nina Cho, Václav Cigler, Antonio Citterio + Toan Nguyen, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Decor Walther, De Padova, Daft Punk + Daft Arts, Wilton C. Dinges, Tom Dixon, Doshi Levien, Beatrice Durandard, Duscholux, e15, Edra, Emeco, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, Felicia Ferrone, Flos, FontanaArte, Enrico Franzolini, Fredrikson Stallard, Robert Lee Fritz, Naoto Fukasawa, Glas Italia, Stine Goya + John Kørner, Benjamin Graindorge, Johanna Grawunder, Halb/Halb, Makio Hasuike, Haw-lin Services, Sebastian Herkner, Ulla + Martin Kaufmann, KEF, Rodney Kinsman, Mathias Kiss, Tomáš Král, Romain Lagrange, Ligne Roset, Jonas Lindstroem, Kai Linke, Ross Lovegrove, Magis, Vico Magistretti, Philipp Mainzer, Maison Margiela, Richard Meier, Roberto Menghi, mischer’traxler, Jasper Morrison, MYKILOS, MYKITA, nuuna, Paustian, PB 0110, Pulpo, Pussykrew, Karim Rashid, Rooms, Daniel Rybakken, Klaus Schmidhuber, Scholten & Baijings, Tijmen Smeulders, Soft Baroque, Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Starck, Elisa Strozyk, Sucuk und Bratwurst, Jonah Takagi, Technogym, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Maiken Walther, Reinhold Weiss, Wilkens & Söhne, Verreum, Voon Wong + Benson Saw, Oskar Zieta

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