Katrín Agnes Klar
Lukas Kindermann

Distant Matter

19.01.2018 – 11.03.2018
Opening Friday January 19, 2018

Curated by Becky Forsythe

On the horizon, moments of colour widen and an atlas of stars in the sky inverts darkness to white. They are representations of near and far-off instances. Inherited assumptions of nature and negotiated perceptions of the day-to-day are suspended in time, guiding and rendering this matter. Foreseeing future possibilities, albeit as we would like to see them, in their finite and nearsighted arrangements. Distant glimpses of their remoteness. Pieced together. For the time being.

Hyphenated moments in a hyphenated sky.

Distant matter brings together works by Katrín Agnes Klar and Lukas Kindermann for the first time to this extent at The Living Art Museum. By disconnecting and re-orientating impressions of matter through individual works, the exhibition takes transmitted information, 3D replicas from space, popsicle-coloured screensaver gradients and poster horizons as a means to ask basic questions of everyday representations and leap out into the orderly system of the cosmos.

The exhibition is supported by The Visual Art Fund.

Katrín Agnes Klar (b.1985)
Lives and works in Munich and Reykjavík

Katrín Agnes Klar´s works look to moments, situations and natural phenomena, both chance and constructed, as a means to collect the ephemerality of the artist’s surroundings, and stem from a certain beauty in everydayness. Colour, material, distant views and synthetic translations acts as reference points in the process of opening up the media at hand and stretching its possibilities.

Katrín Agnes has exhibited work in Gerðarsafn, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, the Bookshop – projectspace (Skaftfell), Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe), Ve.Sch (Vienna), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Betahaus (Berlin), Sequences Festival (Off Venue), Kunstraum Morgenstrasse (Karlsruhe), National Centre for Contemporary Arts (St. Petersburg) and Freies Museum (Berlin), among others. In 2014 Democratic Moment, a book of her work was published by Revolver Publishing (Berlin) and in 2016 her work was included in the Icelandic Art Centre publication Way Over. Katrín Agnes studied Media Art at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (ZKM) from 2006 to 2011. She then studied Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich until 2013, where she currently works as an assistant teacher.

Lukas Kindermann (b.1984)
Lives and works in Munich and Reykjavík

Lukas Kindermann´s practice is drawn from pushing the boundaries of traditional representation and technique, technology, the human hand and will. By looking to found material, information and modes of attempting to conceive the vastness of the outer world Lukas´ works mirror the universe, its matter, cartography and distant time as a monument to the future past.

Lukas has exhibited in Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunsthalle Wien, Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe), Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe (Ettlingen), Haus der Kunst (Munich), National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Saint Petersburg), the Bookshop – projectspace (Skaftfell) and Moscow Biennale for Young Art. Fragments of the Universe was released in 2014 by Revolver Publishing (Berlin) on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Kempten. In 2017 his bookwork Ground Motion Recordings was published by ´uns artbooks and exhibited in Harbinger and Broken Dimanche Press (Berlin). Lukas studied Media Arts at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (ZKM) from 2005 to 2010 and Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich until 2013. Since 2014 he has been assistant teacher with Peter Kogler at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, a guest lecturer at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich since 2015, and recently joined ERES-Stiftung Munich as curatorial assistant.

Image: Katrín Agnes Klar and Lukas Kindermann, exhibition detail, 2018.