Karla Black
57th Venice Biennale
2017
Participation in the Arsenale exhibition
Karla Black
Installation view of Presumption Prevails in the exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA at the Arsenale at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Presumption Prevails in the exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA at the Arsenale at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Presumption Prevails in the exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA at the Arsenale at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Presumption Prevails in the exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA at the Arsenale at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017)

May 13 – November 26

Karla Black presents a new installation in VIVA ARTE VIVA, the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale curated by Christine Macel in the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.

The artist has created an entirely new site-specific installation of her abstract sculpture, which uses a combination of everyday materials including powder, soap, gels, and pastes, along with more traditional media such as plaster, chalk, paint, and paper. Black's installation includes multiple sculptural objects suspended from the ceiling and touching the floor of the exhibition space.

Read more: The Guardian in conversation with the artist in 2011, when she represented Scotland at the 54th Venice Biennale

Solo exhibition at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
2017
An on site installation using everyday materials
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)
Karla Black
Installation view of Karla Black at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium (2017)

April 23 – June 18

Karla Black presented new works created on site at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium. Black's installations involved the entire area of the museum, making use of the intense play of natural light inside the exhibition space. The artist created abstract sculptures using a combination of everyday materials including powder, soap, gels, and pastes, along with more traditional media such as plaster, chalk, paint, and paper.

The modernist Dhondt-Dhaenens museum building was commissioned by Jules and Irma Dhondt-Dhaenens in 1967 as a place to house their personal art collection. It has since become a museum and contemporary art center open to the public.

Karla Black & Kishio Suga: A New Order
2016 - 2017
National Galleries of Scotland
Installation view Karla Black and Kishio Suga – A New Order at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2016 - 2017)
Installation view Karla Black and Kishio Suga – A New Order at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2016 - 2017)
Karla Black
Too Much About Home, 2016
Cotton wool, powder paint, plaster powder, cellophane, paint, and sellotape
43 3/8 x 189 x 189 inches (110 x 480 x 480 cm)
Karla Black
Invite Often, 2016
Cotton wool, paint, and ribbon
28 3/4 x 24 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches (73 x 63 x 4 cm)
Karla Black
Wouldn't Want, 2016
Cotton wool, sugar paper, paint, and ribbon
17 6/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (45 x 60 x 4 cm)
Karla Black
Couldn't Know, 2016
Cotton wool, sugar paper, paint, and ribbon
18 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches (46 x 60 x 6 cm)

This exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland brought together the work of Karla Black and Japanese artist Kishio Suga. Though they were unaware of each other's work prior to the conception of the exhibition, both artists used everyday materials to create sculptural works that engaged the surrounding architecture.