Mappa Mundi 2018

Mappa Mundi 2018

Mappa Mundi A body of work, which seems at first sight independent, yet in content closely related to the stories, of travels and odysseys like the one of Homer‘s Ulysses, is the so-called mappa mundi. Continents connected with each other over the oceans stand for big...
Peregrinazione 2018

Peregrinazione 2018

Peregrinazione – Meandering Line The materialized course of the line of an odyssey around Cape Horn, documented in the log book of the ship, when it got into trouble and vagabonded for more than three month in the heavy sea, has now grown into an outdoor...
Odissea 2018

Odissea 2018

Odissea The indoor installation “Odissea” consists out of two wall works, South America and the green and homely isle of Föhr and an installation on the floor, representing the wandering line of the journey there where Atlantic and Pacific meet. All three enter into...
A Mark in the Sea 2017

A Mark in the Sea 2017

A Mark in the Sea During her second stay as Artist in Residence on the isle of Föhr, Kessler realized an experiment with the help of the tides of the North Sea. Kessler brought in at low tide three chestnut logs, planted them deep into the mudflats about 100 m (328...
The Gold and Tar Project 2011-2017

The Gold and Tar Project 2011-2017

The „Gold and Tar Project” offers a visible manifestation of the two poles which characterize human life: gold rains down from a golden cloud while, at the same time, so does the flow of tar. Wealth and happiness are just as fleeting as a cloud, constantly threatened by shadowy perils.

550 x 460 x 350 cm (18’ x 15’ x 11’6”)
Strips of canvas, paper, plastic netting, wire mesh, 2 innersprings of mattress, circuit plastic discs, acrylic paint, bitumen, ink
Venues: Frauenmuseum, Bonn; OSTRALE 14, Dresden
Exhibitions: Moneta. 2011; Ostrale 14

Jerusalem Thorn, Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden 2016

  Installation: Jerusalem Thorn Dimensions: 12 ft.66 in. x 8 ft.38 in. x 9 ft. 02 in. Materials: wire, tape, fabric, plastic bags, plastic net Exhibition: Berge versetzen Venue: Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden, 2016   For Susanne Kessler‘s Installation...
Ulysses’ Journey 2016

Ulysses’ Journey 2016

Journey of Ulysses On three standing iron circles are indicated the countries that Odysseus has reached during his 20 year long travels. Between them stretch red lianas that mark his winding paths. In the installation, confusing entanglements and nets mark the...
The Jerusalem Project, 2013-2016

The Jerusalem Project, 2013-2016

— Exhibition Venues Jerusalem Thorn, Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden 2016 Jerusalem, American University Museum, Washington DC 2015 Jerusalem and the Life Library, Arlington Art Center, Washington DC 2015 Jerusalem Triptych, Women call for peace, Shiva Gallery...

Jerusalem, American University Museum, Washington DC 2015

  Installation: Jerusalem יְרוּשָׁלַיִם القُدس Dimensions: 27 ft. 8 in. x 18 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 4 in. Materials: wire, tape, fabric, plastic net Venue: American University Museum – Katzen Art Center, Washington / DC, 2015   When Susanne Kessler gave herself...

“The Gold and Tar Project”, Exhibition Ostrale, Dresden 2014

The „Gold and Tar Project” offers a visible manifestation of the two poles which characterize human life: gold rains down from a golden cloud while, at the same time, so does the flow of tar. Wealth and happiness are just as fleeting as a cloud, constantly threatened...
Mäander 2014

Mäander 2014

Dimensions: 49’3” x 31‘2“ x 31’2” Materials: 3 iron rings Ø 9’2”, 2 iron rings Ø 6’7”, 2 iron rings Ø 3’11”, ground mirror 31’2” x 31’2”, strips of canvas, wire lead, cord, cable nets, plastic netting, plastic tubes, muslin, fabric, acrylic paint, bitumen Exhibition:...
The Egg of Origin 2012

The Egg of Origin 2012

“The Egg of Origin”, 2012 dimensions: 8’6″ x 7’11” x 12’16″materials: wire frame, drawings of various kinds, mounted on mesh and lattice work, ribbons painted with asphalt paint, ink on paper venue: Steffisburg...

Jerusalem Triptych, Women call for peace, Shiva Gallery New York, NY 2011

Triptych: “Jerusalem” Dimensions: 36.02 in. x 75 in. x 4.72 in. (in three parts) Materials: oil colour, ink, nails, thread, plywood, perspex lids Venue: “Women call for peace”, Shiva Gallery New York, NY, 2013 “Jerusalem יְרוּשָׁלַיִם القُدس ”, American University...
The Tower of Marzahn 2011

The Tower of Marzahn 2011

12 x 2,80 x 4,50 m   (39’37” x  9’186″ x 14’763″ft) Materials: scaffolding, drawings on paper, paint on canvas strips, cloth ropes, tarps, wire mats, cord, printed plastic sheets Venue: Gallery M Berlin, Germany Exhibition: Susanne...
Ritmo e Linea 2010

Ritmo e Linea 2010

“Ritmo e Linea”, Orvieto  2010 Exhibition in the context of Umbria Jazz 2010 Chiostro di San Giovanni di Orvieto (cloisters of Saint John in Orvieto), Italy Strips of canvas, mats of wire, 10,50 x 10,50 x 4m (32’81” x 32’81” x...
In Bilico 2009

In Bilico 2009

(Work in Progress) Dimensions: 250 square meters (820.21 square feet), variable Materials: wire, wire constructs, cord, rope, painted canvas strips, netting, paper cut-outs of drawings, acrylics, graphite, bitumen color, ink Venue: Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal, Germany...
Seilzeichnung Synapse 2009

Seilzeichnung Synapse 2009

“Seilzeichnung Synapse”, (Field drawing), 2009 site specific installation in the context of “Atelier Aperti  0″, Orvieto, Italy 600m (1968’) of  rope, 77 wooden poles, 51 aluminum rods, 17 x 17 m (55’77″x 55’77”)  ...
The Flying Temple 2006-2008

The Flying Temple 2006-2008

“The Flying Temple”, Land Art  Exhibition “KunstLandschaft 2006/2008″ Büsum , Northsea, Germany 300 wooden poles, aluminium anchorage 1700m (5577’428″) rope, 50m (164’042″) wiring, 32,50 x 14,30m (105′ x ...
Survival Kit 2005

Survival Kit 2005

“Survival Kit”, 2010 Measures: Ø 6m/19.685 ft; height at least 4m/13.123ft (variable) Materials: cotton fabric, cotton ribbons, cords, wire Venue: Tony Cragg Factory, Wuppertal; University of Art Berlin (UdK); Andrew Shiva Gallery, New York    ...
“Room of Evolution”, Teheran 2003

“Room of Evolution”, Teheran 2003

2003 Artist Forum Taleghani, “Room of Evolution”, 21. Fadjr International Theatre Festival, Teheran, IR   Documentation Susanne Kessler. Persian...
In Between 2002

In Between 2002

Dimensions: 4 x 16 m (13.123 x 52.493 ft) Materials: ribbon grids, ropes, steal wire Venue: in front of the Galerie im Elbeforum Brunsbuettel, Germany Exhibition: Susanne Kessler: Bilder, Bücher und Gebilde  ...
Il Fregio di Palermo 2001

Il Fregio di Palermo 2001

“Il Fregio di Palermo”, 2001 (The Frieze of Palermo) Dimensions: 1,50 x 30 m (4.921 x 98.425 ft) Materials: reinforcement wire materials, iron sheets, gloss paint, ropes, rubber-cut-outs Venue: Cantieri alla Zisa / Goethe Institut Palermo, Italy...
Aufflug (Swinging Up), 1998-2001

Aufflug (Swinging Up), 1998-2001

“Aufflug” (Swinging Up) 2001 Installation in a 27 square meter room (88.582 square feet) Materials: 99 kites made of muslin fabric, stretched on tree branches Venue: Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Germany Exhibition: Susanne Kessler:13 rooms  ...
Circles 1999

Circles 1999

Ausmaße: 5,00 x 4,00 x 4,50 m Materialien: Ausgeschnittene Asphaltfarben-Zeichnung auf Nessel, montiert auf Netze, gehӓngt an Eisenstangen und Stahlseilen Ausstellungsort: über dem See im Park vom Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg Hau Ausstellung: Susanne Kessler:...
Bilancia Anfibia, An Elbe und Rhein 1998

Bilancia Anfibia, An Elbe und Rhein 1998

19’8″ x 68’11” ft Materials: Aluminum, iron frames, iron pipes, canvas, drawings on netting, asphalt paint on cotton cloth, cut outs mounted on netting Venue: Bonn / Bad Godesberg over the river Rhine in front of the Petersberg, Germany...

New Delhi 1996

  “Recording disappearance”, 1996 1,80 x 2  x 11 m a modified army tent Lalit Kala Academi,  New Delhi, India...

Chennai 1995

  “The Universe Moves”, 1995, 4 x 5,50 x 11 m, Chennai,...
Bilancia, Peacesculture Denmark 1995

Bilancia, Peacesculture Denmark 1995

45’11” x 68’10″50-year old fisherman scaffold, dismantled from the Tiber River delta in Rome, mounted on a bunker of World War II on the west coast of Denmark, winddrawing of the human inner ear, diameter 19’68” asphalt paint on...
The Maze 1993

The Maze 1993

dimensions: 13’12” x 32’80” x 39’37” materials: wood poles, string, muslin, paper, asphalt paintr venue: quarry near Dusseldorf, later the Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany  ...