Inge Mahn's (DE 1943-2023) sculptures restate the world of everyday objects as pictorial projections since the 1970s. In 1972 she already participated in the documenta 5 curated by Harald Szeemann, right after her studies with Joseph Beuys. Her work has influenced several generations of young artists. Her sculptures are based on acute observations of fundamental interpersonal actions and their social context. The materiality of white plaster and the altered scales detached Mahn’s motifs from their original functionality. Her works are subversive “gestalts” communicating to the outside what is tacit, excluded, worrying, and weird.
In 1972 Inge Mahn (DE 1943-2023) participated at documenta 5, after she concluded her studies with Joseph Beuys. Her works are included in museum collections such as the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, DC, Kiasma Helsinki, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin or Kunstpalast Düsseldorf. Renowned museums have dedicated solo exhibitions to her such as Gropius House, Bauhaus Dessau or Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen (both 2020), Kunstverein Braunschweig and K 21 – Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (both 2017), PS 1 New York (1981), Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (1990) or Lenbachhaus München (1983), just to name a few. Upcoming solo exhibition will be shown at Stiftung zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen, DE (15.7.23–27.8.23).