Kunstmuseum St. Gallen – Magali Reus
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (Switzerland) presents a solo exhibition by the Dutch artist Magali Reus from the 3th of June until the 22th of October. On view are sculptures she made for her first museal solo Mustard in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2016. The Mondriaan Fund granted a Commissioning Contemporart Art Grant for the production of this work.
Artist Magali Reus develops complex sculptural works that evoke existing objects such as containers, folding chairs, or horse saddles and make them appear potentially functional.
Due to their idiosyncratic design and nuanced materiality, her objects have a decidedly fetishistic quality. Reus’s working method proves to be extremely detail-oriented. In their refined design, her sculptures seem familiar but at the same time extremely idiosyncratic. They distill formal influences and art-historical references from Minimal and Postminimal Art into multilayered formal combinations that point both to industrial production and personal experience.
In 2015, Reus won the Prix de Rome Visual Arts.