14.2. – 15.3.

Sean Scully. Opulent Ascension

The sculpture "Opulent Ascension" by the Irish-American artist Sean Scully will be on display at the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur. At the Venice Biennale last year, the walk-in sculpture attracted 300,000 visitors to the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore. Sean Scully will join the festive presentation on Monday (February 17) at 6 p.m. and talk to curator Dr Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, about his work.
At 10 meters high, "Opulent Ascension" is the largest sculpture the Irish-American artist has ever created. In the approximately 14-metre-high museum foyer, the sculpture, which is made of 34 wooden frames and covered with felt in green and ochre, blue and red shades, will be on display for four weeks (14.2. - 15.3.). Sean Scully, born in Dublin in 1945 and raised in London, is one of the most important international protagonists of abstract art. In addition to painting, sculptures today form an essential part of his creative work. In 2019, 98 works by Scully were on display in the exhibition "Vita Duplex" at the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur. Until the end of March, the sculpture "Moor Shadow Stack", erected to match the exhibition, is on display in front of the entrance on Domplatz.


We are pleased to present the sculpture together with Sean Scully on 17.2. Admission is free, registration is not necessary.


The Foyer is accessible:

TUE - SUN 10 am - 8 pm and on Long Friday (February 14 and March 13,) 10 am - Midnight

Ausstellungsansichten Opulent Ascension

  • Sean Scully, Opulent Ascension, 2019, Installationsansicht LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur. © Sean Scully. Courtesy the Artist and KEWENIG, Berlin. Foto: LWL / Hanna Neander.

  • Sean Scully, Opulent Ascension, 2019, Installationsansicht LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur. © Sean Scully. Courtesy the Artist and KEWENIG, Berlin. Foto: LWL / Hanna Neander.

  • Sean Scully, Opulent Ascension, 2019, Installationsansicht LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur. © Sean Scully. Courtesy the Artist and KEWENIG, Berlin. Foto: LWL / Hanna Neander.

  • Sean Scully, „Opulent Ascension”, 2019, Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, 8 May – 13 October 2019. © Sean Scully. Courtesy the Artist and KEWENIG, Berlin. Foto: Stefan Josef Müller, Berlin.

Program

Festive presentation and artist talk
With Sean Scully and Dr Tanja Pirsig-Marshall (curator)
Monday, February 17, 6pm
Free admission