Alicja Kwade: In Agnosia


23 September 2023 until 25 February 2024

In search of new explanations and models to comprehend our world, Alicja Kwade (*1979) explores the principles of our existence. She skillfully challenges perceptions of reality and prompts us to question our own assumptions, for whoever is in doubt looks more closely and reconsiders what may otherwise seem self-evident.


Portrait Alicja Kwade, photo: Christian Werner

Photo: Christian Werner


In the realm of contemporary sculpture, Alicja Kwade's work holds an exceptional position: her captivating aesthetics of materials and a harmony of form, combined with a precise formulation of existential questions that determine our existence in the world, are key qualities of her unique oeuvre.

IN AGNOSIE (“IN AGNOSIA”) explores the fundamental aspects of sculpture. Alicja Kwade‘s sculptures, expansive installations, videos, and photographs question our understanding of reality. They disrupt familiar forms of perception and challenge value systems. All of this is necessary to periodically redefine our concept of normality. For the Lehmbruck Museum, Alicja Kwade has devised an exhibition that opens our eyes to the history of art – from Wilhelm Lehmbruck via Surrealism and Minimal Art to our present day.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on September 22 at 6 pm. Please note that participation in the event can only take place with prior, binding registration. You can find the response card with all the information here.

The exhibition is supported by Sparkasse Duisburg, by Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rheinland, by GEBAG Duisburger Baugesellschaft mbH, by duisport - Duisburger Hafen AG and the city of Duisburg.