Renate Wiehager & Christian Ganzenberg (Eds.)
Over the past several years, young Germany-based artist Natalia Stachon has developed a vocabulary of lyrical-minimalist forms that manifest themselves in her objects. After graduating from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, she closely studied American Minimalism, focusing in particular on the process-oriented exploration of objects in space undertaken, for instance, by Robert Morris. Her gallery installations hinge on unexpected juxtapositions of well-known sculptures with her own media. Using transparent materials, which guide the direction of view, Stachon allows three-dimensional bodies to become spiritual, ephemeral volumes—what Walter Benjamin called “dialectical images,” in which past is interwoven with the present. That notion is beautifully reflected through printing on translucent India paper, so each of Stachon’s projects can be viewed in the context of other texts and images from the likes of Morris, Carl Andre and Gordon Matta-Clark.
Hardcover / 6 1/2 x 10 inches / 164 pp / 100 color
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