October 18, 2018 - Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes - Katinka Bock: Radio / Tomorrow's Sculpture
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October 18, 2018

Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Katinka Bock, Smog III-IX, 2017–18.

Katinka Bock
Radio / Tomorrow's Sculpture
In the context of IAC's 40th Anniversary
October 5, 2018–January 20, 2019

Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes
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69100 Villeurbanne
France

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Following her participation in different group exhibitions at the IAC, Katinka Bock is invited this fall for a large scale monographic exhibition. Radio is the the third part of the Tomorrow’s Sculpture cycle, dedicated to the artist by three European exhibition spaces (Mudam Luxembourg, Kunst Museum Winterthur and the IAC). Tomorrow's Sculpture is based on a common preselection of works and constitutes a prism under which Bock explores in multiple variations the notions of flow, matter and space that are at the heart of her sculptural practice.

At the IAC, Radio merges existing works with specific projects, results of Katinka Bock's exploration of the physical and material conditions of the IAC and its inscription in a particular historical and social context.

Among the works presented, many elements are borrowed, directly or by molding or impression, to the everyday environment: the domestic space, the workshop, the natural world or the urban context.

In fact, Katinka Bock's work maintains a horizontal, porous relationship with reality: "What we do comes from life, art always remains in life, it is a contribution to life,"  she says.

Using materials such as clay, stone, wood, copper, sand, plants and water, Katinka Bock’s sculptures and installations use gestures that are legible and simple—folding, winding, marking, rubbing, falling, finding a balance...

While probing the form of the landscape at Winterthur for its narrative potential, Bock proposes for her intervention at the IAC an alternative based on the physicality and the phenomenological dimension of her work. In the manner of a precipitate, of a decantation observed by transparency in a fluid, the exhibition deploys a typology of forms and materials throughout the different occupied spaces.

In the continuity of this practice, Bock implements in her creations physical processes such as circulation of flows or the altering of materials that have been exposed to certain meteorological conditions. Thus, with various dynamic physical forces running through them, her propositions manifest intermediary, transitory, precarious states to the point that they simultaneously induce new potentialities for each exhibition. The exhibition Radio will, throughout its duration, report on these multiple evolutions, in the manner of a living organism.

Curator: Nathalie Ergino
In collaboration with: Mudam, Luxembourg & Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland

Katinka Bock is represented by galleries:
Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; Meyer Riegger Berlin / Karlsruhe and Greta Meert, Brussels

Radio / Tomorrow's Sculpture is presented in the context of IAC's 40th anniversary. 

From the creation of the Nouveau Musée in 1978 to the merger with the FRAC Rhône-Alpes in 1998 which gave birth
to the lnstitut d'art contemporain, the IAC has established itself as one of the pioneering structures for contemporary art in France. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, more than a celebration or a retrospective, the IAC offers this autumn a snapshot of all its activities—combining exhibition, research, collection, young creation—in the very dynamics of the origins to reaffirm today more than ever, its original dimension of laboratory, alongside artists and researchers of all kinds.

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