Berlin-based Polish artist, Alicja Kwade (born 1979 in Katowice, Poland) is best known for her use of the doppelgänger, mirroring, and repetition in her works of mixed media sculpture. Following the legacy of Marcel Duchamp’s ready-mades, Kwade incorporates and inverts materials from the everyday sphere such as mirrors, metal pipes, wooden boards, glass, bicycles, and lights to create meticulously designed minimalistic installations that… Read more
About the artwork
First discovered by Johann König after seeing her work at her college show, the Polish-born artist, Alicja Kwade, has experienced a meteoric rise and is now exhibiting her work on the rooftop of the New York Met. In this piece Kwade is paying homage to the brilliant theoretical theorist Richard Feynman, who did more than anyone to elucidate the four forces of nature. Kwade connects a series of magnetic elements to attract oscillating nickel pins – a sensational, visual rendition of one of the magnetic quandaries of quantum mechanics.