Once Katharina Stumm has your address in her address book, you will be surprised out of the blue with a map
I’ll not tell you the story of my scars This series is a front and back. The frames of the pictures on one side are sewn onto the other side. Dancing as the only movement Träumen von den schönen Orten Die eigenen Gipfel, die steilsten Balance
Katharina Stumm creates new approaches to existing rooms and creates new fragile walls out of paper. A space-taking, top and bottom, front and rear twisting construction that is specially created for the space of the Small Old Town Gallery is created by the cooperation with the Outer Circle.
In a room that screams with time past, the artist has traced the very silent passage of time through light and shadow. She has followed the wandering shadow with paper strips and has woven a cloth that then, hung, creates its own dance with light and shadow.
Der Himmel der Gleiche is a continuing series, again and again the artist returns to this theme. At moments a clear line contains the horizon, at others the blue of the sky pours over the whole sheet.
With the installation Get your Sequence Katharina Stumm presents her diploma exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, class of Gregor Hildebrandt. The expansive paper work spans from the ceiling as a woven open space. The different heights of the fragile walls blowing in the wind open ephemeral accessways. On an adjacent bench are five books representing an archive of over 1000 postcards sent by the artist to friends and acquaintances in the period from April 27, 2015 to July 7, 2019.
From a book about architecture of the 50s in California, "Meditarranean to modern", the motifs are selected and extracted. When dreaming of the beautiful places, the Mediterane can be brought to California and yet the places are always seen differently, not the place, the architecture is decisive. Katharina Stumm intervened, made journeys and in the end packed the spatial into a portable two-dimensional image.
It remains the idea of architecture, but the idea of space as in a dream, slightly changed, a skepticism towards reality arises, how bewitched it feels
Ernst Jandl’s life, from childhood to old age, in pictures.
The motifs are selected and extracted from the illustrated biography of the poet, “a komma punkt ernst jandl – Ein Leben in Texten und Bildern”. New texts without words, “JandlKommaStumm”, are created by intervening, censoring and adding.