On 4th December 2015, the Kiel-based artist Constanze Vogt was awarded the Gottfried-Brockmann Prize by the of Kiel, capital of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. The accompanying exhibition at Kiel’s Stadtgalerie came to a close on 28th February 2016. Directly following on from this, mianki.Gallery is pleased to be hosting ‘[‘dʀe׃ən]’, Vogt’s first Berlin solo exhibition, from 18th March to 7th May 2016.
To quote the prize jury’s statement:
“Constanze Vogt, a young artist from Kiel, makes use of various mediums in her work. Her images, installations, object and written pieces all employ a limited range of materials. She uses ephemeral materials, such as paper, language and light for her works, which examine temporary spaces. The extensive and almost ritualistic working process that she uses to transform the material is clearly visible in her works and extends the objects, endowing them with a performative character. At first glance highly self-referential, the works create a sense of a search for one’s own language to lend a poetical light to the relationship between language, image, object and body.
The particular power and strengths of Vogt’s work lie in exactly this poetical, unspoken language with which she visualises phenomena of transition and transformation. She approaches very precisely the boundaries of visibility and invisibility with a constant and enduring intensity, through which her works are to be interpreted as a conscious and anachronistic commentary on the ever more loudly-expressed popular culture of image making.”
Constanze Vogt on her artistic process:
I pull it apart and say to myself, this will become four, convince myself of that and play it as something quartered. Storytelling, sewing and drawing alike, setting everything equal to everything else and once again drawing, sewing, storytelling — what came first has no importance; yet not totally so, since everything has the same importance. I spin myself around and around yet mustn’t, I have to round everything off, round it off in murmurs.
Foto: Helmut Kunde
nähte #2, 2015
Fotopapier, benäht mit Baumwollgarn
230 x 107 x 25 cm, (5 + 2 AP)
Constanze Vogt [ˈdʀeːən]
material transformations, drawings, objects
Exhibition from March 18th to May 7th 2016
Artist talk (german)
Saturday, April 16th 2016, 5:00 pm