EXHIBITION: 13.07.2018 – 13.09.2018
”Back stages ” – Solo Exhibition of Katrin Korfmann
LOCATION: 3045 Granville Street, Vancouver, Toronto/CA
An exciting new body of work by Katrin Korfmann, created in collaboration with Jens Pfeifer, is now available at Bau-Xi Photo.
Back Stages documents the otherwise unseen world of manufacturing that is essential in the making of artworks and culturally important objects. Working alongside sculptor Jens Pfeifer, Korfmann captures busy production grounds, dye factories, welding workshops, and installation sites. By foregrounding these facilities, she highlights the processes involved in the creation of artwork, from the manufacturing of the materials to the final displayed object.
By drawing focus away from the archetypal ideal of a solitary artistic genius, and shifting it to a broader network of labor, Korfmann and Pfeifer engender a broader field of meaning that extends beyond the frame; the supposed mundanity documented in these scenes is as essential to the work as is artistic genius. Back Stages emphasizes the significance of manufacturing and materials in the world of high art.