Photography by Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair
Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, Martina Steckholzer
April 12 – Mai 11, 2019
Galerie Gefängnis Le Carceri, Caldaro, Italy
Aleksei Borisionok, www.artmirror.org, April 27, 2019
For the first time, the exhibition in situ presents works of two artists in the same space. Considering the name and the intention of the exhibition, there is no surprise, that both of the artists refer to the book of Gaston Bachelard under the title “The poetics of space” from 1958. Bachelard examines the phenomenology of living spaces which we percept, live through and imagine: compact and infinite, material and fictitious paying attention to everything what makes our spaces of living habitable or hostile. The dialectics are unfolding through the relation of inside and outside. Bachelard claims, that this deepest metaphysics is rooted in the spatial metaphor, giving the philosophical geometric intuition. The artistic works creates the space where the critique of this opposition becomes tangible.
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From the series “The Ice Swells”, 2018–19
“Poise”, Gouache on wood, metal canes, 91 × 80 × 80 cm;
untitled, Gouache on wood, steel, ribbon, 84 × 80 × 13 cm,
untitled, Gouache on wood, metal canes, 51 × 40 × 7 cm,
untitled, Gouache on wood, steel, 84 × 80 × 28 cm.