Rachel Maclean

15 February to 24 May 2020

'Coffee 4 Hugs', from the series 'Native Animals', digital painting, 2019, © and Courtesy: The Artist

Rachel Maclean, born in Scotland in 1987, is an artist who creates powerful visual narratives in which she takes on the roles of various figures, dressed in outlandish costumes. In the dazzlingly colourful walk-through exhibition that she has developed for the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, the Glasgow-based artist applies razor-sharp humour to current topics such as: the rise of nationalism, the significance of feminism, the roles of femininity and childishness, and the omnipresence of cuteness. Rachel Maclean’s distinctive works, which she creates using digital video, virtual reality and photo technology, combine humour and horror. Pop culture, art history and YouTube are among her sources of inspiration.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the first, extensive publication about the artist in German and English with contributions by Joshua Paul Dale, Nina Power, Matthew Shaul, among others.