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Teresa Burga: Aleatory Structures

With the exhibition Aleatory Structures, the Kestner Gesellschaft is presenting an extensive survey exhibition by the South American artist Teresa Burga (*1935 in Iquitos, Peru).

For the first time in Germany, the past fifty years of her oeuvre will be presented with over 100 works. Burga’s life’s work is characterized by an extraordinary diversity, spanning paintings, Pop Art objects, sculptures, cybernetic installations, and drawings. Her work is also shaped by an analytical approach throughout the creative process, which manifests for instance in mathematical models and diagrams that she uses to deconstruct traditional gender roles as well as artistic authorship. Although Burga was often ahead of her time, in m

The works in the exhibition repeatedly demonstrate Teresa Burga’s interest in communication, especially in the transmission and effects of information. With construction manuals for apparatuses, instructions, diagrams, and drawings of newspaper articles, she provides visitors with an abundance of data and facts. She also experiments with reducing art and poetry down to the basic structures of the information they contain. At the same time, she often precisely documents the production process and thus develops a form of subjectivity that is expressed in a constant reflection on her own role as an artist.any cases she has been overlooked. The exhibition also seeks to contribute to finally establishing the artist’s position in the art-historical canon alongside other artists of her generation such as Martha Rosler and Hanne Darboven.

Event(s): 01.12.2018 to 03.02.2019
Tuesdays  Wednesdays  Fridays  Saturdays  Sundays 
from 11:00 to 18:00 o'clock
01.12.2018 to 03.02.2019
from 11:00 to 20:00 o'clock


  • Goseriede 11
  • 30159 Hannover
Die kestnergesellschaft von der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite an der Goseriede aus gesehen. © Ulrich Prigge