Grimmuseum is delighted to present the first joint exhibition by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez and Kirsten Palz from 18 April to 31 May 2015. The exhibition Sculpture in four parts engages with the object as a performative act. The show includes individual and collaborative works. All works and actions related to the exhibition Sculpture in four parts are entitled by the artists: Slow light.
Slow Light / 52°29’28.03”N/ 13°24’44.50”E
"Slow light draws temporal trajectories that lead from the present to potentials of later points in time. When something is slow, it might be that one will be able to see it much later in time – in a different time. Slow light affects the common practice of seeing similar to the perception of a slowed-down ray of light passing through water. This perception is fragmented over time."
(Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez and Kirsten Palz, 2015)
All works in the exhibition are accompanied by written protocols. These protocols – works in themselves – document material and process. The protocols Slow Light, chapter I-V are included in the exhibition in order to document alternative ways of perceiving objects. The protocols furthermore archive and record the artist’s prior processes and discussions. They have been written in the studio of Echeverri Fernandez as a reflection on sculptures. The protocols are handed out during the exhibition.
Kirsten Palz is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Berlin. She studied with Haim Steinbach at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has a Master in Computer Science from Copenhagen IT University. Palz’s work engages with language and sculpture through an extensive archival project Sculpture as Writing (2007-2015). The works construct interactions between text, sculpture and space. The archive contains approximately 360 works including performances, texts and drawings. Works from Sculpture as Writing have been performed and exhibited widely in project spaces and institutions including Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin), Trafo Kunsthalle (Szczecin), MOLTO Artissima (Turin), Studiolo Kunst-Werke (Berlin), NBK Neue Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin), OZEAN (Berlin) and Grey Sheep (Berlin) among others.
Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez lives and works in Berlin. She studied with Rosemarie Trockel at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and obtained her Master in sculpture from the Royal College of Art in London. Echeverri Fernandez’s sculptures, videos, performances and photograms are assemblages constructed through a complex process of layering and juxtapositioning. Obsolete objects and historical forms are reworked to suggest alternatives to their previous functions and ideological references. In this way, Echeverri Fernandez’s works form a new structure, inter-webbed and history-less, altering the reading as well as the order, and possibilities, of the past, present and future. Her work has been shown internationally in institutions and galleries including: Barbican (London), Kunstverein (Düsseldorf), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Gagosian Madison Avenue (New York), 176 Project Space (London), L'Espace de l'Art Concrete (Mouans-Sartoux), Triangle France (Marseille), ICA (London), CCA (Glasgow), Carl Freedman Gallery (London), Bloomberg Space, (London), Lisa Cooley Gallery (New York).