Aglaia Konrad: Kammerspiel


Aglaia Konrad has created a new spatial installation for Mu.ZEE. Inherent to her practice is that she starts from the architecture of the exhibition space. This consists of two very different contiguous halls that were not designed as exhibition architecture. One part served as storage space for S.E.O. department store and the other connected it to Gaston Eysselinck’s later architecture. The forest of pillars, the different levels and the way in which the architecture was transformed and disorients are the starting point for Aglaia Konrad’s installation.

She emphasises this idiosyncratic architecture with various spatial interventions. The two halls are given a new role as private inner zone and public outer space. Aglaia Konrad leaves the walls unused and breaks up the circulation. The exterior is drawn in with mirrors and with a new series of photos based on research into the landscape architect Alina Scholtz (1908-1996, Poland). The installation thereby questions how inside and outside, as well as private and public, relate to each other.

This exhibition is part of the International Photobiennial Ostend
The second edition of the International Photobiennial Ostend highlights contemporary and conceptual photographic works in various indoor and outdoor locations. A trail of surprising works by more than 30 photographers will take place in the Queen of seaside towns, from Fort Napoleon to Mu.ZEE. This second edition will take place from 16 September to 12 November 2023.