Discipline;Strength – exhibited in the rooms of the BartumeusArt studio shows a selection of handmade silkscreens. The further manually processed paper follows the disciplined movements of the motif-giving athletes by bending and folding and thereby imitates them. The artist discovered the pictures in an illustrated book on sports gymnastics from the 1960s in the Sowjet […]
Once Katharina Stumm has your address in her address book, you are sometimes surprised with a card out of the blue.
During her one-year stay in Cairo in 2017, Katharina Stumm was in exchange with her colleague Lina Augustin. The friend sent the artist photos, snapshots. The answers were constructions of images and texts. The texts are only available in German.
Katharina Stumm carves new passageways into existing spaces, draws fragile, new walls out of paper. This construction, which was created specifically for the rooms of the Kleine Altstadt Galerie in cooperation with the Outer Circle, twists the space it occupies by destabilizing the orienting dichotomies of above and below, front and back.
In a room there is a small room and in the small room there is an even smaller one. You can look and walk through the walls, or take the almost labyrintic path. Photos hang distributed on paper strips that form the walls, for which there seems to be no outside or inside, but which invite you to take a closer look. The world now. Photos taken by Elena Hofmeister during her one-year stay in China hang in the Galerie Au in Munich. Different worlds that Katharina Stumm brings together sensitively.