Galerie Greta Meert is pleased to announce the new exhibition of Katinka Bock.
Born in Frankfurt am Main in 1976, she studied in Berlin, Dresden, Paris and then at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. Katinka Bock creates sculptures and installations that explore temporality, process and space. She used materials such as cement, terra-cotta, stone, metal, wood, water,... The rigorous poverty and radical austerity of those materials resonate energy and tension and are chosen due to their primary aspect, their intrinsic qualities and their vitality.
«Space is articulated. This seems to be an essential aim for Katinka Bock: to make a space pronounce its elements, its qualities, its consitutive parts as an interlocking and signifying whole.»*
Here Katinka Bock’s main idea is that the exhibition is the work and the work is the exhibition. Each work is not self-related, but functions, happens, exists due to multiplicity, due to repetition in time and space.
Her work will be exposed on the first and second floor. An invisible, false mirror between the two floors will act like a conversation, but without a dialogue. In between those two floors the movement in time and space will play an important role.
The artist has chosen to create a relation with some works of Carla Accardi belonging to the collection of the gallery. Carla Accardi, who past away recently, was born in Gibellina, in the province of Trapani, Sicily. She was associated to the early participants in the abstract art style. Katinka Bock often conceives works directly connected to the environment in which it take place. The process of her work for that specific installation has found its bearing while going through Carla Accardi’s birth place, Gibellina. Bringing back pictures, objects, materials and memories as for creating a displacement to accentuate the repetition as an orientation in time and space. This exhibition is not just an exposure of artworks, but a happening itself.
*K. West, ‘Articulated Space’, in: Ed. Paraguay Press, Paris and Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, West, K., Sadr Haghighi N. & Buchmann, S., Works. Oeuvres. Werke Words. Mots. Worte Katinka Bock, 2010, 9-10.