MONIKA GRZYMALA TO CREATE LARGE-SCALE WORK AT THE MORGAN THIS SUMMER AS THE MUSEUM CONTINUES ITS ANNUAL SCULPTURE SERIES
Monika Grzymala, the Berlin-based artist celebrated for her site-specific works that are grounded in drawing but expand into three dimensions, will create a large-scale installation at the Morgan Library & Museum this summer. Titled Volumen, the work will be composed of thousands of sheets of handmade paper, some of them printed with images of autograph manuscripts from the Morgan’s collection, connected with bookbinding yarn and suspended from the ceiling of the museum’s Gilbert Court. The work will be on view from July 19 to November 3, and continues the Morgan’s annual series of installations of contemporary sculpture.
According to the artist, Volumen is a visual celebration of paper as a vehicle employed by artists, writers, and composers for creative expression. The title alludes not only to the large size of the work but also— through the word lumen—to the flux of light that will change the work’s appearance throughout the day in the glass-enclosed, 50-foot-high Court. The installation is the fourth in the Morgan’s summer sculpture series which began in 2010. Previous artists have included Mark di Suvero, Xu Bing, and Ellsworth Kelly.