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Galerie max goelitz opens with a solo exhibition of the artist Haroon Mirza. The gallery presents established as well as emerging artistic positions of conceptual art and post-minimal art. It focuses on the interface between art and the latest technologies.

Installation view | For a Dyson Sphere (2022), Lisson Gallery, New York City
Installation view | For a Dyson Sphere (2022), Lisson Gallery, New York City Installation view | For a Dyson Sphere (2022), Lisson Gallery, New York City

For the premiere exhibition energy/power, British-Pakistani artist Haroon Mirza (*1977 in London, UK) developed a multi-sensory presentation that highlights references between technology, nature, man and the universe with socio-political issues.

At the center of the presentation is the space-occupying sculpture Dyson Sphere (2021/2022), whose core absorbs the intense radiation of halogen lamps through solar panels octagonally enclosing it. Complementing this are Mirza's series of works Light Works and Solar Powered LED Circuit Compositions presented in the exhibition.

In the German translation, "power" can stand for electricity, force, or power, which, against the backdrop of current environmental and energy crises in Mirza's works. Mirza's works also have connections to political issues. In doing so, the artist formally refers to strategies of Minimal Art and fuses contemporary technologies with political themes.  In his multisensory installations, he tests the interplay and dissonance between sound, light, and electric current, challenging viewers to abandon perceptual distinctions between noise, sound, and music and to experience the relationship between the individual components and the surrounding space in new ways.


At the forefront of Haroon Mirza's work is the medium of electricity, whereby his autonomous works combine light, sound, and photovoltaic panels into complex circuit systems for a dynamic, audiovisual experience. In doing so, Mirza draws on a variety of scientific, musical, art historical, and spiritual influences, and formally references Minimal Art strategies. The opening exhibition, featuring Haroon Mirza as an internationally presented and multimedia artist, highlights important aspects of the future program of the Berlin location. Both through the themes negotiated in terms of content and through their overall installative composition.

The exhibition takes place in collaboration with Lisson Gallery, London, New York, Shanghai.


About Haroon Mirza

In 2011, the artist was awarded the Silver Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale. He received further distinction with the Zurich Art Prize (2013), Nam June Paik Center Prize (2014), Calder Art Prize (2015) and the COLLIDE International Award (2017). Selected solo exhibitions of the artist's work have been shown at the New Museum, New York (2012), Museum Tinguely, Basel (2015), and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2019). The work The National Apavilion of Then and Now (2011) has been part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York since 2021, and other works by the artist are in the collections of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Tate London, among others.



About Galerie max goelitz

Galerie max goelitz was founded in March 2020 in Munich and presents an international contemporary program. The gallery represents established and emerging artistic positions in conceptual art and post-minimal art and focuses on the intersection of art and the latest technologies. The dynamic and forward-thinking gallery model is characterized by a combination of digital innovation and traditional art historical expertise. At its core is an ongoing, collaborative partnership with artists and long-term support for artistic freedom. max goelitz takes a collaborative approach and works within a global network of partner galleries that include OMR, Mexico City; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles; and Häusler Contemporary, Zurich, among others.


The Berlin gallery found its new space in a commercial building at Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26 in Kreuzberg, built in 1914 and now a listed building.
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