The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport announce: “Vibrant Matter” – New Art Exhibit by Corin Sworn in Duesseldorf

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Canadian-British artist Corin Sworn uses art to illustrate how little artistic control is needed for creativity to happen, and that beauty and variety in objects can arise simply through the constant change inherent in natural processes. Her new solo exhibit at Duesseldorf’s Langen Foundation from September 29, 2014 – February 22, 2015, focuses on one aspect of nature’s activity – the creation and perception of color.

With the dream of having a garden and space / vegetables, 2014 © Corin Sworn, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow and Natalia Hug, Cologne

Sworn's art becomes a medium for the expression of natural processes – vibrant matter.

The work by Corin Sworn presented at the new solo show titled “Vibrant Matter” at Düsseldorf’s Langen Foundation (September 29, 2014 – February 22, 2015) is a result of the artist’s extensive research at the archives of the Herbarium of Scotland’s Royal Botanical Gardens, especially the natural dying properties of plants.

The exhibit’s central body of work is a sequence of monochrome silk dyes created from extracts of plants like goldenrod or onion. The colors’ varied spectrum and wide range is driven by constant change that is an inherent quality of nature rather than by artistic control. In this way, her art becomes a medium for the expression of natural processes – vibrant matter -- hence the title. A selection of the plants used in Sworn’s work accompanies the exhibit – either displayed as dried specimens or as digital photographs.

Two works in the exhibition are a stark contrast to the artist’s focus on nature’s processes, as they refer to the production of a synthetic drug, e.g., the digital print “An Abandoned Crystal Meth Lab.”

Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for many of the city’s art events throughout 2014, including “Vibrant Matter.” The package, called “Düsseldorf à la Card,” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at Prices start at €49 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 2-3-star hotel in the city center and at €95 per person for a 4-star hotel. The package includes breakfast, one DüsseldorfCard (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), and a city information package. Please check the website for current information.

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Rainer Perry - North America Representative