Veronika Kellndorfer, Traces in Space, installation view, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany, 2018
Veronika Kellndorfer, Stilted House, 2017, 2-panel silkscreen print on glass, each panel: 94-1/2 x 53-1/8 inches, 240 x 135 cm, edition of 5
Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Traces in Space at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany. Also featuring the work of Stef Heidhues, Cyrill Lachauer, Alexej Meschtschanow and Hans-Christian Schink, the exhibition explores the interplay between intimacy and distance through the artists creation of ambivalent experiential spaces in which the familiar becomes strange and the strange familiar.
Working in different formal idioms and media – photography, text, sculpture and installation – the artists formulate spatial experiences that briefly touch upon the question of what truth might actually mean. In the exhibition, the participating artists leave traces of their encounters and lay them as trails. Visitors following their lead do not so much experience coherent stories as layers of disparate experiences that elude to documentary cartography, despite recognizable spatial and historical references. Ambivalence becomes the criterion of artistic practice and the precondition for insight.
Each of the artists featured in Traces in Space is a grant-holder of the EHF 2010 trustee program. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Hans-Jörg Clement and will be on view from February 23 to April 22, 2018