Björn Dahlem
Die Theorie des Himmels I – Die Milchstraße

Sep 11th, 2010 – Jan 16th, 2011
KIT, Düsseldorf

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Photo Ivo Faber
Wood, copper, steel, aluminium, vase, porcelain plate, bottle, hygrometer, marble figure, red wine, varnish
188 x 175 x 60 cm
Copyright KIT, Düsseldorf; Photo Ivo Faber
Photo Ivo Faber
Photo Ivo Faber
Wood, steel, aluminium, clock, porcelain figure, pine cones, acorns, varnish
145 x 84 x 65 cm
Copyright KIT, Düsseldorf

At the Quadriennale 2010, KIT - Kunst im Tunnel will be showcasing the artist Björn Dahlem who studied in Düsseldorf during the 1990s and who is now prominent on the international art exhibition scene.

His work, Die Theorie des Himmels I - Die Milchstrasse, will transform the interior of KIT - Kunst im Tunnel into a unique cosmos of glacial intergalactic material.

Constructed styrofoam elements will be installed over 888 m2 of exhibition space, creating a sculptured universe that will absorb visitors as they drift through three-dimensional islands, towers and cliffs. Numerous glass cabinets scattered over the island worlds will display peculiar, mysterious objects that defy scientific explanation and look as if Dahlem found them out in space. The simplicity of the materials he has chosen - styrofoam, wooden slats, light bulbs and neon tubes - contrast with the complexity and unfathomable nature of the universe

About Björn Dahlem

Björn Dahlem makes sculptures out of simple materials based on astronomical phenomena, creating poetic images of cosmic landscapes.


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