ALJOSCHA - Dommuseum Hildesheim

ALJOSCHA

 

Art in the museum and living nature seem to be in contradiction. The so-called Lettner-room of the cathedral museum is dominated by the monumental sandstone choir screen that separated the cathedral chapter room from the lay room in the cathedral. Almost 500 years ago, sculptors used inanimate material to create a picture wall that focuses on the crucified Christ as the epitome of human hope for redemption.

 

With the delicate transparent structures of the Ukrainian-born artist Aljoscha, objects invade this space, their irregular shapes echoing the dynamic growth of organic nature. The artist sees his works as sculptural beings that remind people of their integration into a large biological context.

 

In this way, they also make it possible to shift the centre of gravity when viewing the rood screen. The many-figured New and Old Testament scenes are framed by lush tendrils that cover all the architectural elements. The columns and candelabra grow out of fleshy leaves and large scallop shells backdrop the biblical figures. Understanding nature as a framework and prerequisite for life combines old and new art in this constellation.

 

Artist talk: March 31, 2022, 5pm in the exhibition space.

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Available works of the artist

Aljoscha, p-landscape #29, 2017
Aljoscha, p-landscape #29, 2017
Aljoscha, p-landscape #37, 2020
Aljoscha, p-landscape #37, 2020
Aljoscha, Invincible Happiness Not Just For Humans, But For All Sentient Life I, 2022
Aljoscha, p-landscape #41, 2020
Aljoscha, Invincible Happiness Not Just For Humans, But For All Sentient Life II, 2022
Aljoscha, p-landscape #38, 2020
Aljoscha, p-landscape #39, 2020
Aljoscha, p-landscape #45, 2021
Aljoscha, p-landscape #46, 2021
Aljoscha, p-landscape #47, 2022
Aljoscha, p-landscape #48, 2022
Aljoscha, p-landscape #49, 2022
Aljoscha, Urpflanze II, 2021
Aljoscha, Urpflanze II, no. 2, 2021
Aljoscha, Urpflanze II, no. 6, 2021
Aljoscha, Bioethical Transsubstatiation II (TEFAF New York 2019), 2019
Aljoscha, Miraculous Draught (St. John the Divine, New York City, 2020/2021), 2020
Aljoscha, object 246, 2017
Aljoscha, object 216, 2015, © Aljoscha
Aljoscha, drawing to object 10, 2005
Aljoscha, drawing to object 14, 2005
Aljoscha, object 194, 2014
Aljoscha, object 25, 2006
Aljoscha, object 41, 2007
Aljoscha, object 62 / bronze 06, 2008

Past exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling

Selected Publications of the Artist

Aljoscha. B-Meetings 2009–2012

Aljoscha. B-Meetings 2009–2012

  • Artist: Aljoscha
    Editor: Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag
    Text: Georg Elben
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Linda Inconi)
  • English, German
    Hardcover, 28 x 21 cm
    48 pages, 62 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2012
    ISBN 978-3-93091976-5
  • 20 €
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