Artist and the Jan van Eyck Academie's adviser Katinka Bock gives a presentation about her work and artistic practice on 21 November at 17:30 at the academy's auditorium.
Katinka Bock's work is rooted in a discursive thought of sculpture and language. Each piece is a witness of a crack in the real that the artist invests as the link between two elements to produce a third. It implements the conditions of a transformation. The sculptures are the result of an event, sometimes contradictory to the used material; the residual object is both a sculpture and a record of everything it has been attempting. The shape is often a result of a working process where the rational and the unforeseen meet each other. Her work deals with questions about language, communal space and sharing. Each of these installations defines a space and often seems to wrestle against the claustrophobia of the exhibition spaces, tending to open doors, windows, walls, holes by which to escape, or to let in rain or air.
Bock has been living in France since the early 2000s. She has presented a traveling exhibition project at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, MUDAM, Luxembourg, and IAC Villeurbanne. Her work is currently on view at the art center Pivô de Sao Paulo in an exhibition titled Avalanche and at Lafayette Anticipation in Paris with Tumultes à Higienopolis. In 2019, she was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize.
Katinka Bock, Smog III-IX, 2017, 6 cactus molded in bronze, unique, dimensions variables and New New Newton Sculpture, 2018, ceramic and copper, unique, dimensions variable. View of 'Sonar / Tomorrow's sculpture', personal exhibition at Kunst museum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, 2018 (photo: Reto Kaufmann).