Exhibition Details


Key to the work of Charlotte Posenenske is its ability to be formed and reformed. There is no predetermined way to present her serial sculptures, instead there are options. In the early outings of the DW Series there was often a performative element built into its presentation. Join us for this rare opportunity to see iterations of the work as Artspace Aotearoa team members activate the sculpture into the evening.

Booking is encouraged but not essential.

WHAT TO EXPECT This event is free. This event is held in the gallery at Artspace Aotearoa. This location is accessible. Seating is available upon request. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the activation

Artist Biography Charlotte Posenenske (1930–1985) was a German artist and sociologist. Born in Wiesbaden she trained under Willi Baumeister in Stuttgart during the early 1950s and worked briefly as a costume and set designer before turning her attention to the visual arts. Her working life is bracketed between her youth, which was spent under the threat of deportation, and her professional commitment to the sociology of labor from 1968 until her death. Prior to withdrawing from the artworld she exhibited extensively with her peers including Hanne Darboven, Donald Judd, and Sol Le Witt. Since her death, her work has received ongoing attention through presentations at, amongst others, Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (1990), Documenta, Kassel (2007), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009), Artists Space, New York (2010), São Paulo Biennial (2012), and Dia Beacon, New York (2019).


    • Free | RSVP is encouraged but not essential


    • Thu 04 Apr


    • 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm


    • 292 Karangahape Road
    • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland