Museum Folkwang
Hohlwelt
  • Dorothee Golz
  • Hohlwelt, 1996

  • Hollow World I
  • Hollow Sphere with Interior, Plastic Foil, Iron, Latex Paste, Blower
  • 200 cm Ø
  • Inv. P 249
  • CommentaryThe sculptor Dorothee Golz gained an international reputation with the sculpture ›Hohlwelt I‹ which she exhibited at the ›documenta X‹ in Kassel in 1997. The sculpture consists of a plastic ball with different white elements inside: a freely moving chair, a table-like element and an amorphous, unidentifiable form from which various spherical bulges stick out. Linking well-known forms with elements that avoid precise definition is a principle of the artist’s sculptural work.
    The ball formulates a view of an interior world, completely visible, as if looking through a ›fish-eye‹. A view of the interior suggests that the world and our interior world can be seen as mutually dependent reflections.
    People, according to Dorothee Golz, should »be aware that there is a world of thought, a notional world, that exists parallel to the real, tangible one. Parallel to what we see, what surrounds us, there is an inner version of what we experience. […] This something, however, is part of our sensing and imagining reality and truth.«
    The sculpture exists in different variations, distinguished by diverse interiors: ›Hohlwelt I‹ (1996), ›Hohlwelt II‹ (1997), ›Hohlwelt III‹, ›Hohlwelt IV‹ and a ›Doppelhohlwelt‹ (all these from 1999).
  • Provenance2000, Dorothea Goltz
  • Obj_Id: 8,451
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
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  • Obj_Creditline_S: Skulpturensammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Hohlwelt
  • Obj_Title2_S: Hollow World I
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  • Obj_Dating_S: 1996
  • Jahr von: 1,996
  • Jahr bis: 1,996
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: P 249
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  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Sculpture
  • Obj_Crate_S: 200 cm Ø
  • Obj_Material_S: Hollow Sphere with Interior, Plastic Foil, Iron, Latex Paste, Blower
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Commentary
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The sculptor Dorothee Golz gained an international reputation with the sculpture ›Hohlwelt I‹ which she exhibited at the ›documenta X‹ in Kassel in 1997. The sculpture consists of a plastic ball with different white elements inside: a freely moving chair, a table-like element and an amorphous, unidentifiable form from which various spherical bulges stick out. Linking well-known forms with elements that avoid precise definition is a principle of the artist’s sculptural work.
The ball formulates a view of an interior world, completely visible, as if looking through a ›fish-eye‹. A view of the interior suggests that the world and our interior world can be seen as mutually dependent reflections.
People, according to Dorothee Golz, should »be aware that there is a world of thought, a notional world, that exists parallel to the real, tangible one. Parallel to what we see, what surrounds us, there is an inner version of what we experience. […] This something, however, is part of our sensing and imagining reality and truth.«
The sculpture exists in different variations, distinguished by diverse interiors: ›Hohlwelt I‹ (1996), ›Hohlwelt II‹ (1997), ›Hohlwelt III‹, ›Hohlwelt IV‹ and a ›Doppelhohlwelt‹ (all these from 1999).