Kirsten Hassenfeld

Brooklyn, New York, USA
APT New York
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  • A solo exhibition of Italian post-conceptual artist Martina Steckholzer, titled 'Clarice', will be on view at Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, from March 8 through April 20, 2017.

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  • Magical Mexico City. A city of poetry, revolution, and art. Centuries of history, spectacular colonial architecture, intimate courtyards, extravagance, cuisine, and culture, Mexico City is a global city that has it all. In the last several years, it has increasingly become an art world destination, renowned for its up-and-coming gallery scene, prominent art collections and museums, and acclaimed art fairs ZONA MACO and Material Art Fair. Here are the must-see fairs, galleries, museums, and other attractions for a week in the Mexican capital.

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  • Artist Bhuvanesh Gowda’s ongoing exhibition Otah Protah is a romance between Eastern philosophy and modern science.

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  • Mumbai’s Chemould Prescott Road gallery is currently showing the recent works by city-based Bhuvanesh Gowda (born 1976) in a show titled “Otah Protah.

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  • 10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch

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  • Founded in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1998, Tercerunquinto is a collective made up by Julio Castro, Gabriel Cázares and Rolando Flores.

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  • Kirsten Hassenfeld’s New Art

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  • Chris Bosse of Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has created a window installation for the famous Italian department store

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  • American Dreamers. Reality and Imagination in Contemporary American Art, an exhibition organised in conjunction with the Hudson River Museum

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  • In her L.A. solo debut at Peter Mendenhall Gallery, New York artist Kirsten Hassenfeld transforms used gift-wrapping paper into strangely beautiful

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Kirsten Hassenfeld received a B.F.A from Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) and a M.F.A from the University of Arizona (Tuscon, AZ). Selected exhibitions include The Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY), White Columns (New York, NY) and PS1 (Long Island City, NY). Awards include a 2009 NYFA grant in sculpture and a 2006 Pollock-Krasner Grant.


Influenced by the decorative arts of the 18th and 19th century, Kirsten Hassenfeld creates objects, drawings and environments that reflect on humankind’s relationship to the material world, both fabricated and natural. In ten years of paper works, she used forms from jewelry, architecture, and landscape to build fantasy structures that evoke a world of plentitude and fragility. In more recent works, Hassenfeld has focused on the motifs of historic ceramic traditions, as they translate the natural world into something more stylized and tame, creating giant paper beaded structures that resemble giant flow-blue or Delftware pieces. In her most current work, the artist continues to play with scale and surprise as she builds intricate sculptures that resemble turned wood and ivory forms from stacks of buttons, bottlecaps and other throw-away items.




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