Prognostics lecture: Charlotte Koenen

Keskiviikko, marraskuu 30, 2016 - 18:00 - 19:30
Exhibition Laboratory
Yleisöluento

Prognostics lecture: Charlotte Koenen

Charlotte Koenen (b. 1992, NL) completed her bachelor in Fine Arts at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, followed by a residency period of a year at the Van Eyck Academy.

Understanding and experimenting with materiality and what defines form is the aim of Charlotte Koenen’s practice. The ways matter moves towards its environment will always be a starting point. By using forces such as gravity that also give form to nature, even small-scaled processes refer to bigger phenomena. The thickness of liquid materials used in her work leads the viewer into a different scale of time where every change is stretched out and slowed down.
Her work reveals the intensity of the encounter between tangible and untouchable. This can be seen both in de way something moves, as well as through the traces left behind in the physical world- the only witnessing marks of all the untangible movements happening in a parallel space and time.

During autumn 2016 the Prognostics lectures focus on the tradition of abstraction and its appearance in today’s art. The starting point is on the one hand the tradition of abstract expressionism in the work of young artists of today. On the other hand the emphasis is on the legacy of the informal or formless in postminimalism after the 1960’s, which today gets a conceptual context in the framework of  nonhuman and materialistic actors.

The Prognostic lecture series is supported by Saastamoinen Foundation.

Prognostic lectures still to come during autumn 2016:

7.12. Hicham Berrada