über Mischa Kuball

Mischa Kuball has been working in the public and institutional space since 1977. Using the medium of light, in installations and photographs, he explores architectural spaces and their social and political discourses. His politically motivated, participatory projects are designed to facilitate communication between participants, artist, work, and urban space. Kuball is a professor at the Academy of Media Arts, associate professor of media art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung/ZKM, and a member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste NRW. In 2016 he was awarded the German Light Art Prize.

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In his site-specific installation future_grid, Düsseldorf-based conceptual artist Mischa Kuball will stage selected fragments of large-scale industrial machines on the outdoor grounds of Peter-Behrens-Bau using light and sound. A projected light grid places the dysfunctional post-industrial artifacts in a free associative space in which visitors can explore new narratives of the future in dialogue with them – supported by an audio walk.

The silent material presence of the sculptural-looking contemporary witnesses behind the former warehouse of one of the region's largest steel producers continuously expands in Mischa Kuball’s work future_grid to include new information and contexts, questions, and narratives. In this process-oriented project, the artist transforms the museum into a dynamic repository of knowledge that sees itself as an energetic generator where preservation and research take place and new future visions can be generated.

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