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Raumkörper im Zustand ihrer maximalen Belastbarkeit – Grenzertestungen in die eine, wie in die diametral entgegengesetzte Richtung. Der Moment vor dem Fall im beginnenden Herbst – Skulpturen von Mickaël Marchand und Eike von Vacano.
Balancing the frontiers of the possible - testing a material’s maximal capacity. Presenting objects at the edge of their forces – guided tours presents sculptural works by Mickaël Marchand and Eike von Vacano.

Wednesday, 28.09.2011

Tönnchen (corner of Sonnenalle and Roseggerstr., 12043 Berlin)

From Tönnchen you will be led to the exhibition space.

July - the seventh show

Kate V Robertson 
Kathrin Köster

Kate V Robertson, pillar's replica

Spatial vocabulary, developed by Kathrin Köster and Kate V Robertson: each piece refers to the conditions and particularities of the space. Artworks adapting so closely to their environment that they risk remaining undiscovered – incidental pieces.
Kathrin Köster, canvas object up to the street

A brick-made wall suggests to us stability and safety. The visually perfect brick-made column by Kate V Robertson we see in the first room is a latex replica from the „real“ column in the second room. It’s materiality questions our understanding of stability. The perception of hardness and softness changes, the softness becoming a symbol of the insecure – what if the whole building was constructed of soft materials?
Two round elements of fake marble decorating the raw wall, a powdered incidence of light in  the alcove at the rear part and a wall drawing showing an abstract symbol with two elements join the column in the first room. The two elements of the drawing are found again three-dimensionally in the other room where they are the middle part of a canvas-sculpture by Kathrin Köster that is leading out of the exhibition space to the street above. A second canvas-sculpture sits on the tubes beneath the ceiling pretending to be an inherent part of the space. A wall drawing by both artists in the shape of a circle corresponds with roundly-shaped wooden sculpture in the corridor. An ink-dripping tube coming from the ceiling joins the ordinary tubes. A bulb in the wall between purpose and accident.
upper pictures: Kathrin Köster / bottom pictures Kathrin Köster and Kate V Robertson

The single works form a web of correspondances with the space or with other pieces, the whole exhibition is a covert presentation of site-specific and piece-specific interventions. With Kate V Robertson humourously turning local conditions into questions about their relevance and our perception, and Kathrin Köster bringing in a more mythical, painting-related way of working. Both artists very consciously worked with the form of making an exhibition.
left: Kathrin Köster, canvas object / middle & right: Kate V Robertson, bulb and ink dripping-tube.