TAIFUN Beijing Intervention is approaching the capital city with German artist Christine Erhard, a discussion storm is predicted as well.
OPENING & DISCUSSION Sat Jan 13 4–9 pm Disc 5–6.30 pm EXHIBITION Sun Jan 14 | Mon Jan 15 1–6 pm LOCATION Heizhima Hutong 13 Beijing
“The photographs shouldn’t be viewed as isolated objects but should be experienced as one element within dialectic of image and space.
Although the picture space in my photographs appears to be extremely heterogeneous and broken, the images are not photomontages in the conventional sense. The photographs bear witness to a sculptural process that took place in my studio.
The spaces that we were unable to directly experience had become images. What interests me above all in this, is the question to what extent our general imaginary space is far more determined by images than by our own personal experience.”
Christine Erhard is an German artist, who creates photographic works that evolve out of a sculptural process. Studied sculpture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Professor Fritz Schwegler, Christine moved towards photography during the practice of exploring relationships between sculpture and interior spaces. Photography eventually became her primary medium.
Christine has long been fascinated by Modernism. She borrows composition from Suprematist paintings as a structural foundation to underpin her photographic works, meanwhile she does research on buildings of Russian Constructivism, specifically on the time between 1922 to 1932.
Christine won the Merck Prize in 2014.
*TAIFUN, an international art project by curator Lico Fang, acts as a medium and catalyst for cultural and intellectual exchange through 3-day art exhibitions, theater, screening, and literature events at specifically selected locations in Germany and other countries. It both transports heterogeneous points of view, concepts, and approaches and initiates dialogues and debates.