Utopie / Black Square, 2001 / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Utopie / Black Square, 2001 / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018utopie black square, Installation view Ruhr-University Bochum / Photo Thorsten Koch, Bochum / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018utopie black square, Installation view Ruhr-University Bochum / Photo Thorsten Koch, Bochum / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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 

2004
Mischa Kuball: Utopie / Black Square 2001 ff., ed. by Kai-Uwe Hemken, Monika Steinhauser, Ausst.-Kat. / exh. cat. Kunstsammlung der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2002/2004. Frankfurt am Main.
2001

Utopie / Black Square, ed. by Monika Steinhauser, Frankfurt am Main


Exhibition history

2018
Kunst & Kohle. Schwarz, 04.05.-16.09.2018, Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum /DE
2003

Mischa Kuball- Utopie/ Black Square 2001 FF, 02.10.-09.11.2003, halle_für_kunst, Lüneburg /DE

Utopisches auf dem Campus, Utopie/ Black Square, 18.06.-21.09.2003, Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität, Bochum /DE
Utopie/Square/Speed Suprematism, Projektraum Rosenthaler Straße, Berlin /DE

2002

heute bis jetzt/zeitgenössische fotografie aus düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf /DE