PRINT January 2014

“Katinka Bock: A and I”

Curated by Luis Croquer

Paris-based German sculptor Katinka Bock’s formally austere objects often strike a mild dissonance with the spaces that contain them. Made from found wood, cement, iron, and sand, her works revisit the vernacular of Arte Povera to meditate on the constant transformation of matter; her slabs, heaps, and scatterings of patinated raw material seem to trace the crawling duration of entropy or to distill some telluric current. In Bock’s first major exhibition in an American museum, twenty-odd new and recent sculptures, installations, and drawings will be on view, and a series of commissioned works will respond specifically to the Henry’s North Galleries, no doubt proposing a tense dialectic with their gothic architecture. A catalogue with new texts by Croquer, novelist Thomas Clerc, and FRAC coordinator and curator Marie-Cécile Burnichon will accompany the exhibition.