Secession announces Dominik Lang Expanded Anxiety

Secession presents Dominik Lang Expanded Anxiety on view February 27–April 21, 2013.

In subtle interventions and installations, Dominik Lang examines the complex relations between viewer and object, object and space, subjective perception and the museum. Often, he draws attention to something that already exists and renders visible things that have been overlooked. His interventions in the gallery space and his assemblages of objects, artifacts and structural elements are marked by a conceptual, sometimes rather absurd and surrealist approach.

At the Secession, Lang deals with the blind spots of modernism and develops a new perspective on its works and their context. His installation Expanded Anxiety is based on the expressionist-cubist statue Ùzkost (Fear), 1911/12, by Czech sculptor Otto Gutfreund (1889–1927). Lang has reproduced the cast plaster work on a scale that fills the space, lying on its side. This transformation creates a fascinating interplay between inside and outside, surface and volume, chance and design, sculpture and architecture. Lang came to international prominence thanks, among others, to a work titled Sleeping City that he showed at the pavilion of the Czech and Slovak Republics at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.

Dominik Lang, born in 1980 in Prague, lives and works in Prague.

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