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Exhibition

OMP87 / Cabinet project
Distillations
Notes on Kathrin Schlegel’s insertions in public space

Exhibition inspired by the publication, expanding the horizon of Kathrin Schlegel’s work. 

Schlegel´s work investigates the potentiality and interactivity of human experience through the medium of art in particular local environments and their everyday spectacles. Her temporary interventions challenge the common perspectives on these locations and events while attempting to produce new sets of (ambiguous) meaning in direct communication with the particular audiences that are being addressed. The investigation of group identities is thus being transformed into an open invitation for social and cultural participation at the stage for production of collective memory, visualisation of social values, and re-articulation of everyday life.

 

The publication discusses how we can and want to relate to our environment. It poses the question of the possibility of social interaction through symbolic gestures and through the meanings manifesting themselves in and via a work of art in its context. In particular, it elaborates on the context of the presentation, the relation between the author, the work and the public, and the way the meanings concerned move in time.

The book also contains descriptions and an extensive review of Schlegel’s most recent work, as an illustration of her art practice and as ashowcase in which these gestures take root. The sum of this book discusses the posture and potential of meaningful experiences and the process of signification through art in the (public) context. As Kathrin Schlegel motivates: “It has to work.”

 

Curator: Freek Lomme
Editors book: Freek Lomme and Kathrin Schlegel
Graphic design book: Niels Schrader / Mind Design
Contributing writers: Alexandra Landre, Alena Alexandrova, Freek Lomme, Marcus Lutkemeyer, Maria Rus Bojan, Nils van Beek.


Made possible thanks to the support of: 
Cusanuswerk, Bonn, Germany in the framework of the ‘Georg Meistermann-Stipendium’, Bank für Kirche und Caritas, Paderborn; Bank im Bistum Essen; Darlehnskasse Münster; Liga Bank, Regensburg; Pax Banke G, Köln; WGZ Bank, Düsseldorf.

 


Publication

Distillations. Notes on Kathrin Schlegel’s insertions in public space.
OMP87

Kathrin Schlegel, Alexandra Landre, Alena Alexandrova, Freek Lomme, Marcus Lutkemeyer, Maria Rus Bojan, Nils van Beek.Price: € 20,00    

This book discusses how we can and want to relate to our environment. It poses the question of the possibility of social interaction through symbolic gestures and through the meanings manifesting themselves in and via a work of art in its context. In particular, it elaborates on the context of the presentation, the relation between the author, the work and the public, and the way the meanings concerned move in time.

The publication also contains descriptions and an extensive review of Schlegel’s most recent work, as an illustration of her art practice and as a showcase in which these gestures take root. The sum of this book discusses the posture and potential of meaningful experiences and the process of signification through art in the (public) context. As Kathrin Schlegel motivates: “It has to work.”

Contributing writers: Alexandra Landre, Alena Alexandrova, Freek LommeMarcus LutkemeyerMaria Rus BojanNils van Beek.

 

ISBN: 978-94-91677-02-1

Hardcover
170 x 235 mm / 7 x 9,5 inch
92 pages

full color

Edition : 750

Editors book: Freek Lomme and Kathrin Schlegel
Graphic design book: Niels Schrader / Mind Design
Contributing writers: Aleksandra Landre, Alena Alexandrova, Freek LommeMarcus LutkemeyerMaria Rus BojanNils van Beek.
Text editing: bureau précaire/ Jennifer Steetskamp and Freek Lomme

Translations and corrections
Jimini Hignett: texts Freek Lomme, Markus Lütkemeyer, Alena Alexandrova 
Mels Dees: text Nils van Beek
Wilhelm v. Werthern / www.zweisprachkunst.de: text Markus Lütkemeyer,The Triangle of Present

Made possible thanks to the support of: 
Cusanuswerk, Bonn, Germany in the framework of the ‘Georg Meistermann-Stipendium’, Bank für Kirche und Caritas, Paderborn; Bank im Bistum Essen; Darlehnskasse Münster; Liga Bank, Regensburg; Pax Bank e G, Köln; WGZ Bank, Düsseldorf.

 








© Onomatopee 2011
Photography by Studio Clack
Photography by Studio Clack