Book Launch: 26.04.2019, 18:00
LOCATION: WHITECONCEPTS Gallery, Auguststrasse 35, 10119 Berlin/DE
As part of our 10th anniversary show “The X Part II” we are pleased to present the book launch of „Back Stages“, the new catalogue by German artist Katrin Korfmann. The event will include a presentation by the artist and an artist talk between the artist and curator Nicole Loeser.
Owing to her background in photography, Katrin Korfmann works with various media – photo-works, videos and installations. She is concerned with concepts of framing, perspective, and the social dimensions of perception, and pushes the boundaries of photography and representation.
The book presents the twelve-part series of „Back Stages“ focusing on international places of art production. Using an anthropological approach and created in collaboration with the sculptor Jens Pfeifer, the world renowned artist studies production processes inherent in different cultures around the world.
The bird’s-eye-view footage from 2015 to 2019 shows the viewer a clear overview of the chaos that takes place behind the scenes of ballet rehearsals, workshops in art schools to a glass factory in China. The final work is based on the composition of some several hundred individual shots. By capturing the dynamic processes in a now seemingly static recording, Korfmann and Pfeifer point out that in every place of (art) production, new forms of rhythm, pattern and movement occur time and again.
Katrin Korfmann grew up in Berlin, Germany and lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was often awarded and has been invited to prestigous exhibitions around the world.
The book launch is part of our exhibition “The X – Part II (10th Anniversary Show)” running from 4 – 28 April. You are welcome to visit us from Monday to Friday 11-5 pm and by appointment. During Gallery Weekend we are open from 11am – 8pm.