SUSA TEMPLIN | SITES AND CONSTRUCTIONS
June 30 – September 6, 2018
„Susa Templin explores the question of how spaces and memories permeate each other. Her photographic investigations lead to extensive installations. In the alternation of material and scale, models of paper and cardboard are created, which are photographed and further processed from different perspectives. They are independent sculptures and at the same time provide the motifs for further photographs.
The artist deals with images of memories that reappear in new compositions in spatial abstraction. Image by image and layer by layer, often by multiple exposures, the photographically captured space is deconstructed, distorted in perspective and subjectively reassembled. Statics and perspective are suspended. Interior views become facades, exterior views become enigmatic interiors. Right angles become obtuse angles and vice versa. The views distort optically and in reality in the folds of the folded picture walls.
For Susa Templin, spaces are nested storage media and she traces this universal, timeless memory of space photographically and architecturally. This creates spatially accessible, photographic spaces of dreamlike lightness and fragility.“
Luminita Sabau, 2018
Susa Templin studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Her photographic and three-dimensional, walk-in installations have already been shown including the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, DZ Bank Kunst-Sammlung in Frankfurt a. M., Folkwang Museum Essen, Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Germany, Museo de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo, Brazil and Goethe-Institut, Washington D.C., US.
SAVE THE DATE: July 12, 7 pm – Dr. Stefan Gronert (Curator at Sprengel Museum Hannover) in conversation with Susa Templin