Berlin

Anne Neukamp, Clearance, 2019, oil, tempera, and acrylic on linen, 39 3⁄8 × 31 1⁄2".

Anne Neukamp, Clearance, 2019, oil, tempera, and acrylic on linen, 39 3⁄8 × 31 1⁄2".

Anne Neukamp

Galerija Gregor Podnar

This exhibition’s title, the triad “ALT-MOA-BIT,” sounded like onomatopoeia or an abstract battle call but was actually derived from the name of the street on which Gregor Podnar recently opened a new gallery space in Berlin’s Mitte district. In this regard, the title of Anne Neukamp’s third solo show with the gallery performed a kind of consecration of the new location. The first hyphen mirrored the normal spelling of the street name, Alt-Moabit; the second was her addition. The graphic tripartition she thus implemented lent the name a forceful rhythm.

In defamiliarizing an element found in situ, the word-image also announced Neukamp’s painterly practice, in which she resorts to similar procedures, quoting ready-made motifs, subjecting them to reduction and distortion, repeating or varying them in sequences. Her sources are depictions of objects she comes across in print advertisements,

Sign-in to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for artforum.com? Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and receive the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the PRINT EDITION of the November 2019 issue for $17 or the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.