DOCUMENTATION – INTEGRAL – JORINDE VOIGT @ DAVID NOLAN NEW YORK

DAVID NOLAN NEW YORK

527 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

May 4 – June 23, 2018

Jorinde Voigt David Nolan New York 2018
Jorinde Voigt David Nolan New York 2018

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Jorinde Voigt that will be on view from May 4 through June 22. In this exhibition, the artist’s fourth solo presentation with the gallery, Voigt will debut a brand new series of works, collectively titled Immersion. Exploring new techniques and materials, these drawings touch on notions of perception as well as the artist’s deeply personal philosophy of the self. Alongside these, the exhibition will feature a suite of highly polished cast bronze sculptures, which introduce a markedly material dimension to Voigt’s unique conceptualisation of forms and ideas.

The eight sculptures that are presented follow the artist’s longstanding interest in the visual language of mathematics and geometry. In creating these polyhedron forms – which are articulated with two distinct points – Voigt established a generative sequence in which an additional reflective surface was added to each successive object. The final work in the series breaks the cycle to become an entirely rounded shape, suggesting an infinite loop.

The sculptures function as a conceptual starting point for the works on paper displayed in the lower galleries; the imaginary environments portrayed in these drawings are the artist’s representation of the notional space inside the bronze objects. As such, the sculptures become portals via which we may experience the fictive realm of the drawings. Each Immersion drawing is annotated with a vertical line, running as an axis down the length of the sheet. Serving as compass points, these lines orient and connect the illusory sphere of the drawings to the physical points of the sculptures.

A recurrent motif in the Immersion series is the image of a torus, rendered three-dimensionally. For the artist, this form is the ideal metaphor for perception and self-understanding: inside and outside are equivalent, existing in continual dialogue. In keeping with Voigt’s introspective stance, the torus acknowledges at once our perception of ourselves and, in parallel, the ways in which we are perceived. The performative actions and complex techniques involved in making these works also mirror the artist’s multi-levelled thinking: successive layers of ink, pastel, colored pencil, and gold leaf are intricately inlaid and conspire to invoke Voigt’s invented worlds.

Voigt’s work has been the subject of a number of recent solo museum exhibitions that include Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2017); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2017); Kunstraum Innsbruck (2016); and Kunsthalle Krems (2016). Work by the artist is represented in prominent public collections internationally, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich; Kunsthaus Zürich; The British Museum, London; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and UBS Art Collection, New York. In 2012, she received the prestigious Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Drawing Prize, and since 2014, has held the position of Professor for Conceptual Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Voigt was born in Frankfurt am Main and lives and works in Berlin.

DOCUMENTATION Wahlverwandschaften (Afinidades electivas) Jorinde Voigt & Christian Jankowski, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca

16 June - 14 Sept 2018 Wahlverwandschaften (Afinidades electivas) Jorinde Voigt & Christian Jankowski, PELAIRES CENTRE CULTURAL CONTEMPORANI, Palma de Mallorca
PELAIRES CENTRE CULTURAL CONTEMPORANI

C. Can Verí, 3, 07001 Palma de Mallorca

16 June – 14 Sept 2018

Galeria Pelaires takes great pleasure in presenting Wahlverwandschaften (Elective Affinities). This is the first joint exhibition by Jorinde Voigt and Christian Jankowski. Over 40 works of art have been selected, including samples of Voigt and Jankowski’s most significant work from the last decade.

This event, which is being held in Palma, is the realisation of an idea which they had been considering for quite some time.  The joint venture has not come about merely by chance, or as an exercise of conceptual, or formal, rapprochement between two individuals, but rather as an expression of emotional fusion, far from exempt from tension, and also a reflection of their personal relationship and their collective approach to art, creativity, and thought processes.

The title, “ Wahlverwandtschaften” which translates as “Elective Affinities” (Afinidades Electivas in Spanish), refers to the book of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  For Germans, this word suggests the idea of belonging to a family, home, or group. Mallorca is appropriately chosen as a venue due to the fact that it is considered by many Germans as their “home” away from home.

Over the course of 10 years, as their relationship developed and they exchanged their artistic know-how, they eventually decided to establish an open and honest dialogue, understanding each other as an intellectual, creative, and even physical, extension of the other. They have been mutually supportive of one another’s art in the past.

Separately, their work would function in their own manner, given an individual context. However, here at Pelaires it has been brought together and “blended” – at times even in contact with the other, becoming a single piece to the viewer. Their similarities, common concepts, and themes are clearly appreciated, as well as the birth of a “new” connection, as a result of this fusion.

Perhaps this connection is mostly appreciated in some of Voigt’s drawings where the vigorous, dynamic movements correlate to Jankowski’s “fighters”. Furthermore, there are obvious allusions to Voigt’s work in Jankowski’s “Night Lamps”, which focuses on music, literature and philosophy – all of which are common denominators to both artists.

DOCUMENTATION Jorinde Voigt @ David Nolan „Integral“ May 4 – June 23, 2018

David Nolan Gallery New York

527 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

Jorinde Voigt @ David Nolan Gallery 2018
Jorinde Voigt @ David Nolan Gallery 2018
Jorinde Voigt @ David Nolan Gallery 2018
Jorinde Voigt @ David Nolan Gallery 2018
Jorinde Voigt @ David Nolan Gallery 2018
Jorinde Voigt @ David Nolan Gallery 2018

 

 

Photo by Stan Narten

DOCUMENTATION Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Germany

Jorinde Voigt @ „Scores“ 28 Oct 2016 – 13 Nov 2016

Jorinde Voigt_ Hamburger Bahnhof 2016__foto frank paul
Jorinde Voigt „Scores“ Hamburger Bahnhof 2016 (foto frank paul)

Documentation Kunstraum Innsbruck 17.9. – 12.11.2016 JORINDE VOIGT: SONG OF THE EARTH – CHAPTER 1: RADICAL RELAXATION (STRESS + FREEDOM), CHAPTER 2: THE SHIFT

http://www.kunstraum-innsbruck.at/en/exhibitions/sixteen/jorinde_voigt

Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. - 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. – 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. - 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. – 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. - 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. – 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. - 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. – 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. - 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. – 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. - 12.11.2016
Jorinde Voigt @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria 17.9. – 12.11.2016