01.07.2022 03.09.2022

Is it like today?

Ian Waelder’s practice explores memory and trace by isolating material histories and language in relation to his biography, working through the poetics of the accident and the repurposing of the discarded. The exhibition “Is it like today?” brings together a series of recent works that focus on the search for the Opel Olympia, a 1930s car that belonged to his paternal grandfather’s family and helped his grandfather to flee Germany during Nazism. As the first family member to return to the country after his grandfather’s exile, the artist has prepared an arrangement of sculptural notes and images that will give place to an installation prepared for the space of etHALL in Waelder’s first solo exhibition in Barcelona.