Katinka Bock: 'Nebenwege'

28 Nov 2014 - 01 Feb 2015

(c) Katinka Bock
press release
KIOSK presents a duo exhibition with work by German artist Katinka Bock (1976) and Dutch artist Katja Mater (1979).

Both artists explore the boundaries of their medium in explorations of the possibilities and impossibilities inherent in their materials. The reflective process that characterizes their work starts with an observation of the exhibition context and a contemplation of the potential dialogue between the medium and the environment. Bock and Mater both work toward ‘outcomes’ that carry a transformative potential. Katinka Bock is mainly focused on the sculptural form, while Mater’s work primarily consists of analogue photographic or cinematographic registrations of intermediate interventions.

Katinka Bock’s sculptures and installations consist of natural materials such as clay, wood, sand, water and bronze, as well as everyday objects like chairs or lemons. These materials are selected for their colour, qualities, and primary energy. Their intrinsic characteristics are considered in relation to the historical and architectural foundations of the space and to the objects in their constellation, and are translated into sculptures that often display a radical austerity.
For her show 'Nebenwege' at KIOSK, Bock combines existing objects with a new work in progress in which she uses changeable materials like water, salt, textile and a sheet of copper to create a fluid result that escapes complete control and only reveals itself fully at the very end of the exhibition.

29.11.2014 – 01.02.2015

Opening: Friday 28 November 2014, 8 pm

Tuesday – Friday: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays

Closed on Monday through Thursday during the end-of-year period (22.12.2014 – 04.01.2015).

Tags: Katinka Bock, Katja Mater