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Alice Aycock - Sand/Fans 1971

© Alice Aycock 2019

Alice Aycock

With her Twister sculpture erected in 2015, Alice Aycock (*1946, resident in New York) has created a new landmark for the Sprengel Museum.

In the shortest time, this monumental whirlwind, joining Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Dancing Nanas” and Alexander Calder’s “Halberdier” by the Maschsee lake, has become one of the most popular and most photographed sculptures in public spaces in Hannover. The Sprengel Museum is now devoting a large exhibition to this artist that reviews her work from the early 1970s through to the immediate present.
Aycock’s artistic beginnings were initially strongly influenced by American Colour Field painting, Concept Art, Minimal Art, and Land Art. She devotes herself to architectural structures and designs non-usable pseudo-architectures. The 1980s were marked by machine-like metal sculptures that imported aspects of applied engineering or engineering science to her conception of sculpture. Over the last 10 years Aycock has been developing her large Twister sculptures. Themes such as climate change and the loss of balance in our dealings with nature, but also industrial civilisation and engineering as possible responses are addressed in these remarkable sculptures.
Aycock’s work was shown in Germany at documenta 6 in 1977, documenta 8 in 1987 and in a solo exhibition at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, the Kölner Kunstverein and the Glaskastenmuseum Marl in 1983. The Sprengel Museum Hannover is now presenting the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Germany in 35 years.

Event(s): 07.06.2019 starting from 19:00 o'clock
08.06.2019 to 01.09.2019
Wednesdays  Thursdays  Fridays  Saturdays  Sundays 
from 10:00 to 18:00 o'clock
08.06.2019 to 01.09.2019
from 10:00 to 20:00 o'clock

Sprengel Museum Hannover

  • Kurt-Schwitters-Platz
  • 30169 Hannover
Admission fee 7,- €
reduced 4,- €
Fridays free
Weiße Stahlskulptur mit spiralförmigen Elementen vor einem Gebäude. ©