Sergej Jensen

Second Floor Kunsthalle

MoMA PS1 presents the first American solo museum exhibition of this Berlin-based artist, who once described his work “painting without paint.”

Art Exhibition previously on at MoMA PS1 in New York, United States.
From Sunday 23 January 2011 to Monday 02 May 2011

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Published by MOMA on Friday 19 November 2010.
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Constructing his paintings from a wide range of textiles, the artist uses additive and subtractive physical methods like bleaching, fraying, or sewing to stand in for the traditional gestures of pure painting. Through these and other processes, Jensen creates modest and quiet abstractions that foreground the history and reuse of his chosen materials against a backdrop of various strands of modernist painting. The exhibition was organized by the Aspen Art Museum and curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson; its presentation at MoMA PS1 is organized by Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1 Curator.