2015 Museum Campus: Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] – by Ewerdt Hilgemann

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Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] – by Ewerdt Hilgemann

Courtesy of  Borzo Gallery, Amsterdam / The Mayor Gallery, London .

 Location: Chicago’s Museum Campus

Installed: September, 2015.

Description: Completed 2014 / Stainless Steel plates.

Presented by EXPO Chicago [2015], in partnership with the Chicago Park District [CPD] and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE].

Since the year 2014,  EXPO Chicago’s IN/SITU installation includes installations outside of Navy Pier.

 EXPO Chicago 2015 features three installations in the Museum Campus:
Daniel Buren’s “Attrape-soleil” [2013] / Bortolami Gallery.. clcik here..
Ewerdt Hilgemann’s, “Habakuk” [Homage to Max Ernst], 2014 / Borzo Galerie / The Mayor Gallery..
Giuseppe Penone’s, “Idee di pietra—Olmo” / Ideas of Stone [Elm, 2008] | Marian Goodman Gallery… click here..

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Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] - by Ewerdt Hilgemann

Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] – by Ewerdt Hilgemann

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From the Expo Chicago website.. click here.
Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] is welded from heavy stainless steel plates divided into three parts. Through the use of a vacuum pump, the outside air pressure ‘shapes’ the piece according to the preset circumstances designed by the artist. The final name of Ewerdt Hilgemann’s work always is decided after the process has come to a halt, depending on the associations it brings to the artist. In this case, the birdlike beak form recalls the sculpture Habakuk by Max Ernst, noted in the dedication of the title.

The process used by the sculptor is best described at the NYC website.. click here..
Hilgemann’s “implosion” process begins by fabricating perfect, geometrically pure stainless steel forms, which are meticulously welded and polished to satin gloss. After the pieces are complete, the artist slowly pulls the air out with a vacuum pump, putting the natural atmospheric pressure to sculptural use and collapsing the forms into their final shape. In a delicate balance of planning and chance each piece acquires individual character demonstrating unexpected and striking possibilities of the material.

 

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Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] - by Ewerdt Hilgemann

Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] – by Ewerdt Hilgemann

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Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] - by Ewerdt Hilgemann

Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] – by Ewerdt Hilgemann

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Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] - by Ewerdt Hilgemann

Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] – by Ewerdt Hilgemann

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Published by Jyoti Srivastava
Date: Oct 11, 2015.
Image copyright © Jyoti Srivastava

 

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1 Comment to “2015 Museum Campus: Habakuk [Homage to Max Ernst] – by Ewerdt Hilgemann”

  1. wonderful to discover your photo series of my ‘habakuk’ sculpture!
    thanks and greetings from amsterdam,
    EH

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