Judith Hopf

24 Nov 2006 - 22 Jan 2007

November 24, 2006 – January 22, 2007

Judith Hopf writes, makes installations, sculptures, performances and video works. She works both alone and in collectives. In The Uninvited (with Katrin Pesch), for example, she explores the impact on society of the constantly increasing militarization of news, and examines the increasing public presence of such news outside of conventional media like newspapers or television. In another video piece, Proprio Aperto (with Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Florian Zeyfang), the artists visit the garden site of the Biennale di Venezia when the event is not taking place and document the transformation of the national pavilions: homeless people temporarily adapt the pavilions to their own needs, creating the starkest possible contrast to the usual function of this representative exhibition architecture during the Biennale. Appropriation and counter-reality are central concepts running through Judith Hopf’s self-willed works, which resist all attempts at co-opting and classification for the market and which focus explicitly on this resistance.

Judith Hopf (*1969) lives and works in Berlin.

Tags: Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Judith Hopf