Installation view, Fermata, 2020
Katinka Bock
Fermata
3 September – 17 October 2020
For her second exhibition at Galerie Greta Meert, German artist Katinka Bock (b.1976 in Frankfurt am Main, lives and works in Paris) conceived an installation informed by Italo Calvino’s novel MR Palomar (1983). She developed Fermata around some of the key themes of this book — chiefly, how does one distil the process through which we perceive and quantify the world around us in order to create and assign meaning?
Einsicht bewegt
Katinka Bock
2020


alu Dibond, wall 57,2 x 42,5 x 121 cm Ref. 4091
A and I (one of eight)
Katinka Bock
2020


oak, bronze, steel 206 x 77,7 x 37,5 cm Ref. 4092
Monotonie
Katinka Bock
2020


oak 299,5 x 77,7 x 37,5 cm Ref. 4093
Katinka Bock, Monotonie – detail, 2020
Haltung (IU)
Katinka Bock
2020

steel, bronze, ceramic 293 x 106 x 12 cm Ref. 4094
Her sculptures present themselves in the form of specu-lations on the very questions that sparked their making
in the first place. They offer no definite solutions and no clear narratives but rely on a subtle equilibrium between materiality and placement. Like writing, their sculptural presence is imbued with a sense of mutability that allows them to express sensations simultaneously and in a linear fashion.
Installation view, Fermata, 2020
Fare
Katinka Bock
2020


steel, ceramic 151 x 21,5 x 36,5 cm Ref. 4096
Junior
Katinka Bock
2020


steel, ceramic 143,5 x 20 x 20 cm Ref. 4097
Warm sculpture
Katinka Bock
2020
steel, bronze, aluminium 14 x 57 x 13,4 cm Ref. 4095
Just like Mr Palomar, Katinka Bock encourages us to scrutinise the things of the outside world as a site for adventures in looking where one feeling doesn’t exclude another, and where our thoughts and reflections can change direction like a wave upon encountering an obstacle.
Palomar
Katinka Bock
2020


ceramic 62 x 29 x 13,5 cm Ref. 4098
Fermata
Katinka Bock
2020


steel, ceramic 57 x 295 x 74 cm Ref. 4099
Katinka Bock, Fermata, 2020
Lang und kurz
Katinka Bock
2020


silver gelatin print, artist frame with coloured glass 55 x 74 x 2,5 cm Ref. 4100
One and one (New-York) – diptych
Katinka Bock
2020


silver gelatin print, artist frame 55 x 74 x 2,5 cm (each) Ed. 1/4 Ref. 4101
Katinka Bock, One and one (New-York) – diptych, 2020