Katinka Bock - Toni Grand

Pas de deux
09.17.21 - 10.17.21
Exhibition — Couvent des Jacobins

Katinka Bock, Monotony, 2020, Oak, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Greta Meert Brussels © Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde.

 

 

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Rue Lakanal, 31000 Toulouse

 

Opening on Friday 17 September at 10am

 

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
 

Katinka Bock, Spoon-/, 2021

Copper, steel

Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 303 New York
© Photo: Katinka Bock

 

 

Practical information :

Rue Lakanal, 31000 Toulouse

Opening on Friday 17 September at 10am

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Katinka Bock’s work is rooted in a discursive conception of sculpture, photography and language. Form is often the result of a process in which the rational and unpredictable meet. Each of her installations defines a space and often seems to fight the claustrophobia of exhibition spaces, tending to open doors, windows and walls to escape, or to let the rain in. Using ceramics, wood, bronze and copper, she creates forms that explore temporality and space, territories and their inhabitants, stories and murmurs. The process of natural alteration is part of a continuous movement between outdoor and indoor spaces, exhibition space, production site and mental space. Sculpture is the core of her work, while photography is on the margins to unravel with curiosity the precariousness of our shared, human space.

 

For her exhibition at Couvent des Jacobins, the artist will include among her works sculptures by Toni Grand (1935-2005), forming a duo with the leading figure in French sculpture of the seventies and eighties. The artists share a preoccupation for the process that shapes form, a sensitivity to the properties of materials, a consideration of the fundamentals of sculpture, and a sense of paradox, strangeness or surprise.

 

 

With the support of la Fondation d'entreprise AG2R LA MONDIALE pour la vitalité artistique

KATINKA BOCK
Born in 1976 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Katinka Bock lives and works between Paris and Berlin. In 2019, she is among the artists nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize. In 2012 she was a resident at Villa Médicis and received the 14th prize of Fondation Pernod Ricard in France and the Dorothea von Stetten Prize in Germany. Her recent solo projects have been presented at Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz (2021), at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2020) and at Pivo, Sao Paulo (2019). In 2018, she is holding a major exhibition series at Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Mudam Luxembourg and Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes. She publishes regularly with Roma Publications, Mer Paperkunstalle, Abäke, Paraguay Press. Since 2013 she publishes the series One of Hundred in cooperation with Louis Lüthi.

 

TONI GRAND

Born in 1935 in Gallargues-le-Montueux (France), Toni Grand died in 2005 in Mouriès (France). His sculptures are characterised by an economy of means and a certain simplicity. Placed on the ground, sometimes leaning against the wall, they tend towards a perfect geometry that is always disturbed by the natural form of the material to which it is subjected. After learning his trade as a sculptor in various Parisian workshops, he exhibited his work in the mid-1960s. He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1982 and in documenta 10 in Kassel in 1997. Important European museums have given him solo exhibitions, including at Centre Pompidou in Paris (1986), at Musée d'art contemporain in Lyon (1989), at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna (1994) and at Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes (2003). In addition to his artistic activity, he has taught in several art schools in France.