Matthias Bitzer

you in the space; the space in you


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Press release

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to announce you in the Space; the space in you, Matthias Bitzer’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery and his first exhibition in China.

The works in you in the space; the space in you evince a turn inwards—a subtle contemplation of how time, memory, and perception can be captured as a complex, relational space. Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli argues that there is nothing intrinsic about the flowing of time, describing its movements instead as “a blurred reflection of a mysterious improbability of the universe at a point in the past.” The secret of time, Rovelli claims, “lies in this slippage that we feel on our pulse, viscerally, in the enigma of memory, in anxiety about the future.” Drawing upon memory, the visual legacy of modernist abstraction, hermetic allusions to literature, and personal symbology, the recent works of German artist Matthias Bitzer echo Rovelli’s assertion that “what we call time is a complex collection of structures, of layers.”

— Jesi Khadivi, Berlin-based curator and writer