Katinka Bock’s sculpted work derives from the interactions between materials and diverse physical processes. Her refined sculptures result from multiple actions: heating, moulding, rolling, folding, unfolding, flattening, inflecting, etc. Here, fragments of a long slab of broken sandstone are arranged in space, experiencing their own fragility. The first stands with no support, four others lean against a wall, and a sixth, alone and unstable, is attached by a simple string, as if passed through the eye of a needle. Scattered about in this way, the fragments invite viewers to mentally reconstruct the initial configuration – the same exercise that is sometimes carried out before ruins, in an effort to virtually restore their integrity.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct 2019 to 16 Feb 2020
Art Basel, Bâle (Suisse)
from 10 Jun to 14 Jun 2009