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Katharina Karrenberg (2020)


African Lady with Evil Eyes R_A_U_S_CH_ archive no: R07_0332_04759 + R07_0332_0469/04771 sister diffractography framed between museums acryl and norm acryl 60 x 40 cm Not for sale. "If the face is a politics, then the dissolving of the face is also a politics, which entails becoming real." (Deleuze/Guattari) The recent diffracted photographic work of Katharina Karrenberg shows two transformative artistic variations of a West-African Colon Figure from the significant collection of the Berlin ethnographer and social anthropologist Heike Behrend. KATHARINA KARRENBERG (*1941) is a conceptual visual artist who develops research based photographic techniques referred to as reflectography / diffractography in site-specific installations. Her work-in-progress projects focuses on the aesthetic, institutional and economic conditions of globalization, with particular attention given to structural violence and colonial imperialism. Karrenberg has held various solo and collective shows in places such as the PS I Institute New York 1991, Sprengel Museum Hanover 1997, Gropius Bau Berlin 2003, Niblock Gallery, Gent 2011, Czapski Gallery, Poznan 2014, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin 2017, Kunsthalle Bern 2018, and many more. Her recent exhibitions include COLONS. Decolonial Textures at Villa Romana, Florence 2022, GHOSTS IN THE ARCHIVE at Zaratan Arte Contemporanea, Portugal 2019, among many. Provenance: First hand from the studio of the artist. Longterm loan to MKM Gallery. Condition: perfect.

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