Utopie / Black Square, 2001 / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Utopie / Black Square, 2001
Kuball photographed images from the exhibition catalogue of the 1992 Suprematist exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Die Grosse Utopie, so that the tips of his fingers were also visible on the photos. The idea for hanging the 114 rectangular works was founded on the historical concept of the exhibition; the works ran in an imaginary line as a meta-commentary above artworks from the Ruhr University. At the same time, in selecting particular motifs, Kuball reflected the pictorial language of the collection and explored the meaning of Constructivism today.
Black Square / Speed Suprematism, 2003
approx. 30' loop, silent
Kuball's revised version of the film showing the "belt perspective" of the artist playing squash; this version features the artist's hand blended into the film, and it is played on top of a photograph of Malevich's Black Squares. The two levels are connected by a third, as the existing overlaps of media were filmed once again. The work was presented as part of the exhibition Utopie/Black Square 2001 ff., where the video was projected onto three of Kuball's works.
Publication: Utopie / Black Square, Monika Steinhauser (ed.) Revolver Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2001