Katrin Mayer – 2011
Katrin Mayer focuses on images, places, surfaces, interiors and textures. In her site-specific settings and installations she appropriates visual codes, stories and images and creates accessible rooms for thought, which reflect the general framework of exhibition practise.
Mayer’s installations, such as Abers, ein bisschen breiter (2011) are frequently based on extensive artistic research. For this project she collected information on young European resistance movements in the Second World War and their communication media. In the installation Telling textures, Dolores (2011), which she realized at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam and consisted of numerous connected chains, masquerade as a cultural practice was analysed on the basis of the Jewish dancer Sylvin Rubinstein’s personal history. Rubinstein was an underground activist against the Nazi regime and came to terms with the loss of his twin sister and co-dancer Dolores by performing in drag, using her name as his stage name. For the installation WE (2012) at Kunstverein Graz Katrin Mayer and Heiko Karn developed modular reversible figures, which expounded the problems of the first person plural as a political collective subject and its inclusive and exclusive functions.
Katrin Mayer (*1974 Oberstdorf, Germany) participated (among others) in solo and group exhibitions at Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany (2011), KUB arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2011), Ellen de Bruijne Gallery Amsterdam, Netherlands (2011) and Halle 14 in Leipzig, Germany (2012).
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