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17.11.2010

 

Katrin Korfmann's composed collections - "Count for Nothing" at Kai Hilgemann Galerie, Berlin

Katrin Korfmann places a lot of value on the visual composition and the creation of a fictional world, comprised of real pictures of places and people, pregnant with meaning. She choreographs her protagonists as if they were scattered across an expansive model train set.

It is the magic moment that counts, suggested by her constellations. 'Count for Nothing' is an unusual name for her solo exhibition in Berlin, because her work is most certainly not in vain.

Her work focuses on ephemeral moments. In a skilful and very elaborate manner, the artist merges multiple moments in time into one instant.

The sophistication of her work isn’t just accredited to her bird's eye perspective. Be it the red carpet that embraces the visitors of an award's ceremony, or the grey asphalt that shoulders the long shadows of passers-by. She manages to capture a sudden sense of union that embraces these people for a brief moment.

Most of the time, her pictures are presented in large scale and in illuminated boxes. It makes the experience more intense and relays their collective force to the viewer.


Katrin Korfmann was born in Berlin in 1971 and studied at the art academy Berlin-Weißensee as well as at the Akademie Rietveld in Amsterdam. The photographer and fine artist assisted Ulay (Uwe F. Laysiepen) from 1996-1997. She lives and works lives in Amsterdam.

The Kai Hilgemann gallery presents 'Counting for Nothing' during the European months of photography and in cooperation with Whiteconcepts, curated by Nicole Löser.

Private view on the 19th of November 2010, at 7pm.


Katrin Korfmann – Count for Nothing
Galerie Kai Hilgemann
Zimmerstraße 90/91
10117 Berlin

19th of November – 23rd of December 2010
Tue – Fri, 12pm – 6pm