Rooms in ChaptersMar 16 - Apr 16, 2017
Artist: Antonia Low
Opening: 4 pm, Thursday, March 16, 2017
Duration: March 16-April 16, 2017 (Tue-Sat 10:30-17:30)
GINKGO SPACE is pleased to present artist Antonia Low’s first solo exhibition in China, Rooms in Chapters. Architectural fragments are arranged as photographic layers or placed on semi-transparent textiles within the gallery space. There they create narrative spatial structures: Like chapters in a book the works by Antonia Low compose a dramaturgic perception of image, space, and time.
From installation to photography and sculpture, Low uses various artistic media in her oeuvre. Her works make reference to spatial circumstances. Through re-evaluations, disclosures, and allocations, Low thematises the different aspects of space, such as its physical aesthetics and its testimony for history and for cultural identity.
Since 2011 Low has been extensively researching on the various characteristics of spaces, focusing on overlooked and hidden sites of European buildings, as well as architectural situations of everyday life. The artist has photographed the inside of representative buildings, such as the European Parliament, the Palace of Justice and the BOZAR in Brussels, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin as well as other museums and institutions. In her latest work she documented the contemporary alterations within the medieval architecture of Olevano Romano, an important site for German Romanticism in Italy.
All her newest works are represented as series of photographs and installations.
Antonia Low was born in Liverpool, UK in 1972 and studied Fine Arts at Kunstakademie Münster from 1996 to 2003. She completed her MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2002. Currently she lives and works in Berlin. Her works have been exhibited extensively throughout Europe, for example: Palazzo Altemps, Museo Nationale Romano, Rome; K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; FRAC Nord pas de Calais, Dunkerque; MUDAC, Lausanne and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing.
The exhibition, Rooms in Chapters, will showcase one installation and two groups of photographic work recently created by the artist. Closed-off situations and neglected parts in architectures give physical insights to a building's history. The memory of a space is being unfolded for an intimate view. Confronted with these indescribable moments, viewers can slip into a remote environment of layered pasts.