installationsview Fahnemann Projects at the Art Forum Berlin 2009
“STAAT / Random I-XI”
02.04.2009 - 28.05.2009
Watermill Brooklyn Gallery
Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation & Robert Wilson Work, Ltd.
111 Front St., Gallery 216
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: +1 212 - 253 7484 ext. 1
Thursday, April 2
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Curated by Dmitry Komis
The Watermill Brooklyn Gallery, located in DUMBO, is pleased to announce the New York solo debut of Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt. An artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center (Fall 2008), Voigt presents a series of eleven large-format vertical-rectangular diptychs entitled STAAT/Random I-XI. Working in the tradition of post-conceptual drawing that incorporates the production process into the work, Voigt's work straddles the line between drawing, writing, and notation, presenting a complex network of spatial patterns and structural sequences.
Voigt's gestures record real and imagined events, both mundane and culturally significant. They reveal spaces that are empirically familiar yet explore the infinite possibilities of the world's landscapes. Diverse elements such as electricity, pop music hits, kisses, airplanes, explosions, and the flight patterns of eagles have all been previously mapped by Voigt according to various axes (i.e. duration of time, temperature change, velocity or geographic location), ultimately to be read as diagrams of rhythms and experiences.
In STAAT/Random I-XI, Voigt turns her unique approach toward exploring the framework and function of the State. As various elements develop out of themselves, merging with others, they form a repetitive diagram of arrows and letters – symbols which may at first seem enigmatic to the viewer, yet form a harmonious whole.
Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977, Frankfurt, Germany) emerged as Meisterschüler from the class of Katharine Sieverding, at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin (UdK, 2004). Since then, she has been widely exhibited in Europe in solo and group exhibitions. Upcoming exhibitions include Jorinde Voigt at IVAM (Valencia), and solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Heidelberg (HDKV), Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (Netherlands), Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), and Kunsthalle Kiel (Germany). Her work is represented by Gallery Fahnemann (Berlin), Gallery Bernd Klüser (Munich), and Gallery Christian Lethert (Cologne).
Major support for the exhibition has been provided by Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin.
Watermill Brooklyn Gallery is an exhibition space in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn which brings the events and projects developed at the Watermill Center on Eastern Long Island to a larger audience in New York City. The gallery promotes Watermill's artists-in-residence, the vast and electic Watermill Collection, as well as other events and collaborators at Watermill. The gallery is operated by the The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation, a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization chartered in 1969 in the State of New York. BHWMF, as operator of the Watermill Center, seeks to develop new approaches to the arts; to provide young people of diverse cultures with opportunities for artistic growth; and to document the work of its Artistic Director, Robert Wilson, and his contemporaries. In addition to the Watermill Center, the Foundation manages the Robert Wilson Archive and the Watermill Collection. The offices of BHWMF are located in Brooklyn, New York.