Ewerdt Hilgemann. Work in Progress (1959-2020)

From March 14 to August 23, 2020, the Kröller-Müller Museum shows an overview of the work of Ewerdt Hilgemann. In the context of this retrospective, BorzoGallery will show a selection of his works during an exhibition on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March. All works will be for sale.

From the very beginning, elemental forms, for example the circle, the square, and the cube, have influenced the work of Ewerdt Hilgemann (Witten, 1938). Wall reliefs, serial artworks, and sculptures featuring these forms emerged in the sixties. Hilgemann began to draw inspiration from chance and the power of natural elements during the eighties. He created his ‘implosion sculptures’ by gradually sucking the air out of large stainless steel structures using a pump. One of these two-cubic-metre structures, Cube (KMM), has been given a spot in the sculpture garden at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Image: Ewerdt Hilgemann, Cube (KMM), photo Marjon Gemmeke

In 2019, Hilgemann donated several of his works, dating back to the sixties and seventies, to the museum. The museum also purchased works from the same period. The current exhibition is an overview of more than sixty years, bringing together works from the Kröller-Müller Museum and loans from collectors.

More info on the website of the Kröller-Müller Museum.