NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Wolfgang Laib sifting hazelnut pollen, 1992. Courtesy Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York

Wolfgang Laib’s Pollen from Hazelnut will inhabit the museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, infusing the space with a yellow luminosity. Laib perceives the Marron Atrium as the Museum’s inner sanctum, its womb, and has created this work especially for the site. It will be the artist’s largest pollen installation to date, measuring approximately 18 x 21 feet. The exhibition by Wolfgang Laib will be held in MoMa in New York.


Since the mid-1970s, Laib has been producing sculptures and installations marked by a serene presence and a reductive beauty. These works are often made from one or a combination of two materials, accumulated from natural elements—such as milk, marble, pollen, rice, and beeswax—which have been selected for their purity and symbolic associations.

Wolfgang Laib Exhibition
Date: January 23rd – March 11th, 2013
Opening hours: 10:30 – 17:30 (Friday till 20:00)
Closed on Tuesday
Place: The Museum of Modern Art
Address: 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 708 9400

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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