Isabel Parkes

  • picks October 08, 2020

    D’Ette Nogle

    For her Berlin debut, American artist D’Ette Nogle takes Sigmar Polke’s 1963 painting Schrank (Wardrobe) as inspiration and title, developing his one line and two keyholes into a three-room presentation that probes the tragicomic ways meaning accumulates and dissipates when we look at art.

    The exhibition’s centerpiece is a two-hour long video called materialschrank, 2020, composed entirely of found imagery and overlaid with deadpan narration from various characters. Nogle plays all of them and proves as deft a performer as she is a teacher. Like the best art, materialschrank both alerts viewers