Kirsten Mosher

Martina Detterer

Kirsten Mosher’s work revolves around context: context as a catalyst, as a material, and as a defining force in the reception of art. None of these aspects can claim priority over the others; neither the allusion to intention, nor the presentation of a three-dimensional form, nor the situation that develops for the viewer can be seen without reference to the context.

If one can even speak of an artwork’s genesis, one could say that for Mosher it is determined by an act of choice. The arena of choice is that of everyday information and communication processes, encompassing various kinds of language—for instance, different systems for identifying war materials—as well as more broadly conceived systems like transportation or politics. Choice becomes displacement. The chosen objects are removed from their context, exposing their commodity character and lack of orientation in terms of context

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