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Distillations

Notes on Kathrin Schlegel’s insertions in public space

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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.”

 

Publication

Freek Lomme, Kathrin Schlegel, 2013

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

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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.”

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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.

 

Type
hardcover
Dimensions
170 x 235 mm / 7 x 9.5 inch portrait
Pages
93
ISBN
978-94-91677-02-1
Editor
Freek Lomme, Kathrin Schlegel
Author
Aleksandra Landre, Alena Alexandrova, Freek Lomme, Marcus Lutkemeyer, Maria Rus Bojan, Nils van Beek
Graphic
Niels Schrader / Mind Design
Language
English
Paper
munken lynx rough 90 grs. (inside) and greyboard 1,5mm with brillianta linnen (cover)
Edition
750
Color
96p bw 4/1 per section full colour/1x black or pms, cover paper 1/1 pms brillianta linnen with foil 1/0.
Printer
Rob Stolk, Amsterdam
Proofreader
bureau précaire/ Jennifer Steetskamp
Curator
Freek Lomme
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Kathrin Schlegel artist website
  • Mind Design (Niels Schrader) graphic designer website
  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer, critic, project coordinator, producer website
  • Alena Alexandrova critic
  • Alexandra Landré critic website
  • Marcus Lutkemeyer critic
  • Maria Rus Bojan critic
  • Nils van Beek
  • Cusanuswerk co-producer website