Saturday, September 21, 2013, 7-10 pm
Cécile Dupaquier & Markus Zimmermann
Variable Surplus

NuN is pleased to announce the duo exhibition of Cécile Dupaquier and Markus Zimmermann, whose practices are both imbued with the medium of sculpture, its materiality and its arrangement within a given space.

By considering the room's proportions, corners and vanishing lines, Cécile Dupaquier introduces in the space foldable modules, which subtly modify its architectural attributes. Made out of building material like drywall or plywood, the sober boards seem to merge with the walls and reveal undisclosed perspectives.

Markus Zimmermann brings with him his own universe, where hand-made furniture, small-scale models, moulds and equipment stocks are integrated into an expansive sculptural environment. The boundary between raw material, finished product and surplus disappears.

By appropriating a ready-to-assemble design, both artists’ interventions explore the necessity of mobility and adaptability as working method. The exhibition offers a setting where the material itself has staged its own properties, its possible manipulation and its autonomy.

Cécile Dupaquier (born 1970) lives and works in Berlin. She has had recent solo shows at Ozean Projektraum, Berlin, Musée Georges Garret and collège Gérôme, Vesoul, France, and group shows at Pforzheim Galerie, Germany, and Projektraum Alte Feuerwache, Berlin. Markus Zimmernann (born 1978) lives and works in Berlin. His previous solo shows include Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany, Sassa Trülzsch Galerie, Berlin, and group shows at Extra City Antwerpen, or Ludwig Forum Aachen.

Artists' websites:
Cécile Dupaquier and Markus Zimmermann

Cécile Dupaquier, "Eckblatt", 2013, drywall
Cécile Dupaquier, "Klapp! (Wand)", 2013, plywood, hinges, paint
Markus Zimmernann, "Wie soll ich leben?", 2013, mixed media installation

Photos: Pierre-Etienne Morelle