Exhibition at the Optical and Mechanical Plant features the artwork
Installation: white nylon cloud on organza veil, 135 × 700 cm. Courtesy of the artist
This new commission for the Ural Biennial, an interpretation of Malevich’s masterpiece White on White (1918) hangs in the entrance of the exhibition as a blessing for the visitors. This motif is a reference point to further exploration of different layers of innocence, lightness, temperature, and emotion.
Ayzit Bostan has lived in Munich since 1972 and works there as a designer and artist. She also teaches as a professor of design at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
After training as a dressmaker and studying fashion design, she founded her own fashion label in 1995. Located at the interface between design and art, Bostan presents her collections not on catwalks but as installations and performances. Iconic symbols of pop culture are deconstructed and condensed without losing their clear message. Again and again, Ayzit Bostan intervenes in public space: in 2021, her installation PARASOL was shown at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut Paris in the Parc du Musée Galliera in Paris. She played on the billboard of the Munich Department of Culture at Lenbachplatz, and in 2012 she presented the installation "Replika" in the Hofgarten Munich together with Gerhardt Kellermann. Her dresses were on show in DRESS CODE at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn. She has already received numerous awards for her designs, such as the IF Product Design Award for the design of a Tote bag for BREE. In 2021, Die Neue Sammlung in the Pinakothek der Moderne included the lounger Bostan designed for the Reflex Bauhaus exhibition in its design collection.
Photo by Fabian Frinzel