Gregor Hildebrandt

Der Raum ist die Miete


Brussels

  • , „Flipper—Pulp“, 2019
    Mixed media
    154,5 x 131,5 x 4,5 cm
    60 7/8 x 51 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches
  • , „Where I switch to the other side (Paar)“, 2019
    Cut vinyl records, wood
    122 x 122 x 200 cm
    48 x 48 x 78 3/4 inches
  • , „Where I switch to the other side (Paar)“, 2019
    Cut vinyl records, wood
    122 x 122 x 200 cm
    48 x 48 x 78 3/4 inches
  • , „Where I switch to the other side (Paar)“, 2019
    Cut vinyl records, wood
    122 x 122 x 200 cm
    48 x 48 x 78 3/4 inches
  • , „Schirme und Nelken“, 2019
    Copper elements from audio cassettes and acrylic on canvas
    82,5 x 59,.5 cm
    32 1/2 x 23 3/8 inches
  • , „gestern galt meine Bunheit Dir“, 2019
    Start and end of audio cassettes and acrylic on canvas
    57 x 55 cm
    22 1/2 x 21 5/8 inches
  • , „20 000 Meilen“, 2019
    VHS tape and acrylic on canvas
    247 x 149 cm
    97 1/4 x 58 5/8 inches
  • , „Midnight Oil“, 2019
    Cut vinyl records, wood, canvas
    288 x 192 cm
    113 3/8 x 75 5/8 inches
  • , „Albion“, 2019
    Cut vinyl records, wood, canvas, acrylic
    240 x 192 cm
    94 1/2 x 75 5/8 inches
  • , „Der Flurblick zur Tür“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Blick ins Esszimmer vom Balkon – Zimmer aus“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Blick ins Ess Zimmer vom Flur“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Wohnzimmer Blick zum Balkon“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Wohnzimmer rechter Teil Stirnwand“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Wohnzimmer linker Teil Stirnwand“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Wohnzimmer linke Wand“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Blick in die Küche Küche“
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
  • , „Der Flur Blick von der Tür“, 2019
    Ink jet print and plastic cassette tape boxes in wooden case
    247 x 184 x 10 cm
    97 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches

Press release

Almine Rech is pleased to present 'Der Raum ist die Miete' (The Room is the Rent), an exhibition of new work by Berlin artist Gregor Hildebrandt. This is his third solo show at Almine Rech Brussels—and his eighth with the gallery—featuring all new works in keeping with his oeuvre, which has consistently focused on the reinvention of analog audio and visual materials such as tape cassettes and vinyl records into mixed-media paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations.

Hildebrandt’s art defies neat categorization, in that he counterposes formally reductive artistic styles such as minimalism and abstract expressionism with a rich pastiche of personal and inter-textual references. Accordingly, references to the work of art historical heavyweights like Robert Motherwell and Fred Sandback are of equal importance to his artistic practice as the work of Thomas Gruber, and the songs of popular musicians like Portishead and Leonard Cohen carry equal weight to the music of Paar. Freely constructing his own artistic cosmology from that which surrounds him, Hildebrandt masterfully splices and reconfigures both the material and immaterial, the personal and the collective: an invitation to dance to the music that only we can hear.