Eiserne Reserve, Altona, Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha
Eiserne Reserve, Altona
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Reinhard Mucha

Eiserne Reserve, Altona, 2007

Eiserne Reserve
182.6 x 78.2 x 52.6 cm
113.2 x 383.2 x 43.8 cm
Physical Description
Iron Reserve: display case solid wood, float glass, pedestal oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (floor covering), leather-board, wood, 6 labelled archive boxes with 433 historic B/W glass transparencies, 21 note slips plywood, thumbtacks, ballpoint on paper (found objects), 3 footstools wood (found objects). Altona: Aluminium, float glass, enamel painted on reverse of glass, oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (floor covering), felt, panel door solid wood, steel enamel (split found object), blockboard
Inventory Number
St.P649; 2391
Acquired in 2012 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art, room 23


About the Work

Wood, metal and a divided panel door come together in this work by Reinhard Mucha. The origins of the materials remain visible; what is surprising, though, is their combined composition. They are piled up in dense layers. The work is composed like an architectural structure. Its appearance alternates between picture, object and item of furniture. The technical perfection of the execution is consciously emphasised. Mucha explores space and time with serial works and rigid forms. In its monumental form, the present work positions, as it were, the sculptural gesture in the foreground. From a formal point of view, the wall installation points towards Geometric Abstraction and offers a connecting factor to the Minimal art of the 1960s.

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