Katja Strunz: Sound of the Pregeometric Age
London, Camden Arts Center

The Berlin-based artist Katja Strunz presents her first solo exhibition in London. Her work is not for the faint of mind nor those uninterested in confronting some of the more puzzling questions of contemporary art. Time and space, history and memory, materialism and identity are some of her ideological suggestions and/or intended disruptions.

Katja Strunz’s curious installations and angular wall sculptures, at first glance, evoke the geometric play of Futurism or Constructivism but, upon second glance, reveal that a new set of ideas are at stake. In her new installation, she uses outmoded, found objects, such as candlesticks, Turkish ashtrays, cymbals and hotel reception bells that are assembled together as if they were an unlikely brass band.

Mario Testino photographed actress Keira Knightly wearing a Prada dress before a Strunz installation for the September Issue of American Vogue, which perhaps indicates that her ideas, in the end, are not only interesting but also dynamically rendered to keep time with fashion and its muses – or vice versa.

December 11th, 2009 through March 7th, 2010
Arkwright Road
London, NW3 6DG
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