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Kathrin Sonntag

German, b. 1981

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Kathrin Sonntag

German, b. 1981

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Kathrin Sonntag creates artworks that portray everyday situations and scenes injected with uncanny and unsettling details. In sculpture, photography, film, and drawings, Sonntag evokes environments that are familiar yet oddly fraught and foreign, attempting to capture “the moment when abstraction hits everyday life.” For her 2008 “Mittnacht” (Midnight) project, she created photographs evoking paranormal phenomena through intricate plays of reflection, shadow, and light in simple barren interiors. Sonntag’s installations are combinations of household and studio objects set in ambiguous configurations—a table “standing” on a wall, a doorframe with no door—intended to elicit complex associations and a reconsideration of typical viewing experiences.

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Aspen Art Museum
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Guggenheim Museum, and 1 more
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Biography

Kathrin Sonntag creates artworks that portray everyday situations and scenes injected with uncanny and unsettling details. In sculpture, photography, film, and drawings, Sonntag evokes environments that are familiar yet oddly fraught and foreign, attempting to capture “the moment when abstraction hits everyday life.” For her 2008 “Mittnacht” (Midnight) project, she created photographs evoking paranormal phenomena through intricate plays of reflection, shadow, and light in simple barren interiors. Sonntag’s installations are combinations of household and studio objects set in ambiguous configurations—a table “standing” on a wall, a doorframe with no door—intended to elicit complex associations and a reconsideration of typical viewing experiences.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Articles Featuring Kathrin Sonntag
MoMA and Guggenheim Take Stock of Photography in 2015
Nov 9th, 2015
MoMA and Guggenheim Take Stock of Photography in 2015
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