This group exhibition celebrates the materiality of plywood, offering an alternative approach to conceptual sculpture through artworks and immersive design.

The ZK/U is pleased to announce the opening of Lumber: The Allure of Construction, a group exhibition curated by Ian Jehle, which celebrates the materiality of plywood and offers an alternative approach to conceptual sculpture. This immersive exhibition showcases the work of artists Ian Jehle, Carrie Stubbs, and Mario Ego-Aguirre, and is supported by ZK/U and Canada Council for the Arts. There will be an opening reception on November 3rd 18:00-20:00, that will include an artist talk, and a closing reception and catalog launch on November 19, 16:00-18:00.

Lumber will transform a partially renovated storefront on Warschauer Str. into an environment evocative of a construction site, where viewers can explore the artistic potential of plywood, a material that is typically seen as utilitarian.

Jehle has curated Lumber as a total concept, from the artworks that were fabricated in a shared workshop studio, to the immersive exhibition design and catalog.

This is Jehle’s fourth curatorial project in Berlin since 2021 as part of an ongoing curatorial project that explores Postmodern identity politics through Modernist form.

“I think of Lumber as a blueprint that challenges us to rethink the lines between utility and aesthetics, purity and context,”

says Jehle of the exhibition.

About the Project:

Ian Jehle is a Berlin-based artist and curator, and current resident at ZK/U. His artworks use a mapping algorithm to emphasize intersections between painting and building material. Carrie Stubbs is a sculptor and teacher from Zurich, making light sculptures inspired by Minimalist art history.

Mario Ego-Aquirre is a Miami based artist who explores the intersection of utility and aesthetics, art and craft. The catalog includes an essay by Clara Gross and graphic design by Nina Vukadin of EYESORE magazine.



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ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Siemensstrasse 27 – 10551 Berlin
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