The Sun Is Shining Tonight – Zora Kreuzer

Exhibition: from July 10th 

Opening hours: Wednesday, Saturday, 2pm-6pm

B-Part Am Gleisdreieck Luckenwalder Str. 6b 10963 Berlin

We are looking forward to reopening the doors of B-Part Exhibition with Zora Kreuzer’s exhibition “The Sun Is Shining Tonight” starting next Friday, July 10, 2020.

We kindly ask you to be attentive to each other, including masks that cover mouth and nose as well as keeping a safe distance. This way we can slowly but safely and collectively return to the regular exhibition activity.

With every step through the city we collect impressions of our surroundings, forming an image, passing through a world that is opened to us above all or only just through light. For our perceptual apparatus, the intense colours of the light surrounding us are visual impulses: we perceive colours, contrasts, perspective and the nature of space, our field of vision is constantly expanding. In her artistic work, Zora Kreuzer aims to detach light from its everyday context, to redirect perception and to trace how light influences and shapes our consciousness. Through subtly changing optical juxtapositions it becomes clear that our visual perception as such is never static; the receptors in the human eye are constantly readjusting themselves.

Zora Kreuzer moves conceptually in her light spaces between living and static atmosphere and transforms walls, ceilings and floors into multi-layered projection surfaces. Kreuzer’s installations equally illuminate the in-between; the emptiness in the room becomes the center in terms of color. In her direct engagement with the space, she experiments with the intensity, nuances and temperature of individual colours, investigating their interactions through superimposition, mixing and arrangement. In interaction with light, Zora Kreuzer transfers the two-dimensional image directly into the room and, through continuously reshaping transitions, reveals that the special spatial and perceptual experience shifts according to the visitor’s movement and length of stay in the room. Light and colours refract in a multitude of nuances and shades on different surfaces and allow the visitor to immerse himself in an atmosphere set by clear, minimal forms. Kreuzer works primarily with neon paint, whose luminosity, not least due to the constantly shifting colour spectrum, creates a dynamic in the room that is constantly reinventing itself.

In her work Zora Kreuzer explores precisely the interfaces between art, architecture and (public) space. By developing site-specific concepts for her works, spatial, sculptural and painterly perspectives flow into one another in her installations: architectural features are highlighted by light and colour, contrasted with clear, geometric forms. In doing so, Kreuzer repeatedly refers to the public space that surrounds us every day, whether in the form of illuminated advertising or design and interiors from pop-cultural worlds such as clubrooms, music, fashion, film or video games. Simultaneously characterized by references to Concrete Art and Minimal Art, Kreuzer’s installations are reduced and minimalist in their language, and through their immersive visual worlds they provide an impetus to reflect on an expanded concept of reception.

Born in Bonn in 1986, Zora Kreuzer grew up in Berlin. From 2006 to 2012 she studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, the Contemporary Art School Tianjin in China and became a master student of Prof. Leni Hoffmann in 2013. In 2014 Zora Kreuzer received a scholarship from the Christoph Merian Foundation in Fremantle, Australia, in 2016 she was Artist In Residence at PICA – Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, in 2017 she received the Van Look Prize, Freiburg and in 2019 she was awarded a scholarship from the Elias Canetti Society for Ruse, Bulgaria.

Kunst am Bau / Awards

2020Lichtkunst-am-Bau, Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, Berlin
2017Van Look Preis, Freiburg Kunst am Bau, Betrieb für Stadtgrün, Abfallwirtschaft und Strassenreinigung, Erlangen
2013Preis der Karlsruher Künstlermesse
2010Freiburger Akademiepreis

Solo Exhibitions

2020Framework, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin
2019Sharing Future, Elias Canetti Haus, Ruse (BG)
2018Chroma, adhoc Raum, Bochum
Night Call, Dzialdov, Berlin
Superimpose mit Marcel Frey, V8, Karlsruhe
Base, Cowboy Tempel, Essen
2017Van Look Preis, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, E-Werk Freiburg Faded Neon mit Georg Howlett, High Tide, Fremantle Biennale (AU) Garage, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg
2016Dichotomia with Chaong Wen Ting, 107 Gallery Taichung (TW)
2015Six, Pförtnerhaus Freiburg
2014Laser Paradise, Ps Artspace Fremantle (AU)
2010Colour Batch, Galerie JKD, Berlin