Daiga Grantina

Housekeeping, 2017

Silicone, strings, ca. 110 x 27 x 6 cm

Edition: 10 + 2 AP, certified

700 Euro

Daiga Grantina, Housekeeping, 2017
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The use of different materials, such as plastic, metal, textiles and silicone, not only lends the works of Daiga Grantina (*1985 in Riga, lives and works in Paris) a fascinating, mostly shimmering surface, but also leads to seemingly organic forms that give free rein to the viewer’s associations. The lightness and flexibility of her abstract, transparent sculptures reflect the site and the surrounding architecture. Her show Pillars Sliding Off Coat-ee, presented at the Kunstverein in Hamburg this year, was an example of the field of tension created between material and the underlying stories, which Grantina weaves into her installations, for example, the reference to the chaos-theoretical thoughts of Otto Rössler, who compared dynamic processes with the so-called “taffy puller,” a machine for making candy.

The exclusive annual edition Housekeeping is a prime example of the poetic material associations that characterize Grantina’s art. The artist formulates it as follows:


the last remains in the bucket

hold moist eyes

a loose play of threads

woven through and through with color


2017 Pillars Sliding off Coat-ee, Kunstverein in Hamburg (S)

Biotopia, Kunsthalle Mainz (G)

2016 KUB Billboards, Kunsthaus Bregenz (S)

Heap-core,,,kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (S)

Basinger Beige, 83, Pitt Street, New York (S)

Les Lèvres Nues, DOC, Paris (G)
2015 The Mountain Guide, Matthew Gallery, Berlin (S)

The Pleasure of the Text, Campoli Presti, London (G)

hTERT, HESTER, New York, (G)
2014 Legal Beast Language, Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris (S)

New Generation, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais (G)

Krampographien, Kunstwerke Berlin (G)

2013 scity-ox-tails, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf (S)

Nouvelle Vague, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (G)

2012 FUSE, FUSE (Diana at her Bath), Neuer Kunstverein Aachen (S)

Index 12, Kunsthaus Hamburg (G)

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