Ewerdt Hilgemann is adding a very special document to Gallery Box 20/21.
During all the conversations about his retrospective exhibitions at the Kröller-Müller Museum and at Coppejans Gallery, that same key moment in his artistry kept coming up: the Rolling Cube. Hilgemann’s decision in 1982 to take a hand-polished cube of solid marble back to the top of the marble quarry in Carrara and plunge it down there was a real breaking point in his oeuvre. Afterwards, he used deformations and damages as essential components of his work.
Now he is adding to our Gallery Box a 1982 silkscreen showing the rolling cube. He reworked it with red felt pen and then put it in our archives, signed.