Digital print on fabric, 715 × 840 cm; 685 × 420 cm; 676 × 560 cm
The monumental installation of three fabric works in the space housing the museum's stairway adds another dimension to the subject of Katharina Grosse's studio paintings. Printed on panels of thin fabric, the images display digitally enlarged and manipulated photographs of existing paintings, scenes from the studio, and the artist's hands covered in paint. The fabric panels not only look like paintings, but also in their subject matter address painting as such, the craft involved in its creation, and its distancing through photography. Such an approach brings certain unexpected details of the painting to the fore, and the experience of painting is expanded by the inclusion of additional elements. The printed fabrics extend from the space’s eleven-meter-high ceiling to the floor, creating narrow gaps through which visitors can pass. In order to experience the works, the viewer is obliged to move, consequently becoming part of what is a performative setting.