I am Nothing Curated by Susanne Weiss Heidelberger Kunstverein 17 September – 20 November 2017
The protagonist of Patrick Modiano’s novel Missing Person fears being a man whose footsteps leave a trace that lasts only for a few seconds. “I am nothing” are the words the narrator uses to start his story. The exhibition at the Heidelberger Kunstverein looks back at Figure 1, a sculpture made in 2013 that has traveled to different locations and has been presented in various contexts. For this occasion, the sculpture is conducted through a multilayered narrative, putting it in dialogue with a network of objects and images produced for the exhibition. The space created to host Figure 1 is an installation that draws inspiration from both the work of the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico and a collection of documents and artifacts from the first Soviet space missions, shown in the exhibition Space: the Birth of a New Era at Pavilion No.1 of the VDNH in Moscow.