February 23, 2020 at 3 - 9 PM
Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez and Florian Neufeldt
Launch / Works / Performance
Presentation of the catalogues of Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez and Florian Neufeldt,
both published by DISTANZ Verlag. In addition to the books, the artists showed current works.
Both, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez and Florian Neufeldt address in their sculptures the use and activity inherent in objects. While Florian Neufeldt overlays and alienates the already existing traces of the found objects through his treatment, the objects used by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez are reactivated in sculptural form. This is done again and again by integrating them into actual actions, as can be seen during her performance this evening.
In his sculptures and installations, Florian Neufeldt (b. Bonn, 1976; lives and works in Berlin) creates self-contained systems in which meaning circulates. Embedding folded doorframes and chair frameworks in the gallery walls or attaching them to wires to convert them into bare-bones electric circuits, he makes works that resemble complex setups for physics experiments and mathematical equations. Neufeld’s installations are meant to remind us that art as such does not explain the world, dispelling the misconception that art has guiding us in making sense of reality. Taking up the traditions of the objet trouvé or the readymade, he instead explores the blanks that alert the beholder to the fact that nothing in the world can be effortlessly understood. Titled Folds and Faults, Florian Neufeldt’s first monograph presents a cross-section of his oeuvre from the past twelve years. With essays by Gerrit Gohlke and Catherine Nichols.
Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez' (born 1974 in San Jose, Costa Rica, lives and works in Berlin) artistic vocabulary consists of a complex collection of sculptural objects and their combination with photograms. She finds some of her materials at scrap yards and stages the car parts found there from accidents, in the exhibition space. The sculptural installations of Rosemarie Trockel's student are sensual and quiet: Standstill instead of crash test, because locomotion is rigorously rejected in the artist's works. The accompanying photograms show broken neon tubes and their coloring is reminiscent of body fluids. A scene whose narrative strands lie open.
The publication Bones and Bloodlines to Space documents Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez' solo exhibition at MaRS in Los Angeles. The text was written by Jan Tumlir. A conversation with the artist was conducted by Jan Verwoert.
(Text: Matthias Kliefoth)