Sofie Thorsen

Schnitt A-A

The Danish artist Sofie Thorsen lives in Vienna. In her works Thorsen is dedicated to the process of seeing, to light and its role in various media. In the three large work complexes which she presents in the Kunsthaus Graz as well as in the Kunsthaus Baselland, she finds in the reduction to the pure, symbolic nature of the contents a certain distance to places and situations, which she analyses with the means of the medium concerned. The eponymous film Cut A-A' concerns a cinema that is attached to ta museum, built in the 197s, seemingly utopian and fallen out of favour. As a collage-type, it is devoted to the abstract recreation of a view of what architectural form communicates. Thorsen's works oscillate between a perceptible copy of reality, and possible fiction-and in this way open up new realms of association in front of the viewer.

 

Besides a comprehensive section with illustrations and views of installations, the catalogue contains an introduction by exhibition curators Katrin Bucher Trantow, Katia Huemer and Sabine Schaschl, as well as an essay by Christian Teckert. Precisely analysing the works in the exhibition, Teckert sheds light on Thorsens's artistic process as an examination of the forms of visibility and the ruptures in the aesthetic of modernism.

 

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Sofie Thorsen. Cut A-A'.

 

Published by Silvana Editoriale

Price: €15,00, German/English, p. 96

 

 

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