Artists Talk | Katharina Karrenberg & Julia Gallo

19 Outubro 2019 18h00

Artists Talk | Katharina Karrenberg & Julia Gallo

October 19 at 6pm | Free Entry

The Artist Talks offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence at Zaratan and to gain insight into the creative process.
On October 19, at 6pm, Katharina Karrenberg & Julia Gallo
introduce briefly thei artistic practices and research themes.

>>> KATHARINA KARRENBERG is a German visual artist with over 30 years of career. Through his artistic practice, she questions how images change when they come into contact with other images from different epistemological fields and epochs, often using historical archives and other databases. During the last years she has been developing a photographic technique called reflectography that allows her to combine heterogeneous images and techniques in front of the computer screen.
Currently in residency at Zaratan, she is researching the varied and heterogeneous line systems that are used on sea charts of the 15th and 16th centuries – especially in Portugal. Sea maps of this time - called Portolan charts - were not only used as shipping lines but had a lot of different shapes and functions connected to mathematical systems, sea monsters, wind heads, gold rush fantasies and so on. At the same time the artist explores what connection lines can be made between portolan charts, African Colon(ial) figures of the 19th and 20th centuries and the ongoing Mediterranean dramas.This current project, titled GHOSTS IN THE ARCHIVE, is the fourth part of a documentary series titled An·Archive,, which stores 2000 drawings of R.A.U.S.CH._PASSAGE as a folder system. Katharina Karrenberg studied Visual Communication (Mainz), Sociology and Psychology (Frankfurt/Berlin). She has been teaching in several German Universities (UdK - Berlin, MUTHESIUS Hochschule- Kiel, HFBK- Nürnberg, Carl Von Ossietzky University – Oldenburg) and has presented lectures/performances in University of Loughborough (GB), University of Munique (DE), University of The Arts Berlin (DE), Gallery of the State, Stuttgart (DE) etc. She has presented several solo and collective shows in places such as: Goethe Institute New York 1991 (US), PS I Institute New York 1991 (USA), Sprengel Museum Hanover 1997 (DE), Gropius Bau Berlin 2003 (DE), Villa Romana, Florence 2008, Niblock Gallery, Gent 2011 (NL), Czapski Gallery, Poznan 2014 (PL), Kunstpalast Erlangen 2016 (DE), Dome of Berlin 2017 (DE), Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin 2017 (DE), Kunsthalle Bern 2018 (CH), Kunsthalle Buchen 2018 (DE).

>>> JULIA GALLO lives and works in São Paulo. Bachelor of Fine Arts from FAAP, she integrated from 2015 to 2018 the Group of research and practice in painting under the guidance of artists Regina Parra and Rodolpho Parigi, and the Monitoring Group of Projects, taught by artist Thiago Honório and curator Ana Paula Cohen, in 2019. Drawing, painting and animation are the main poetic instruments that the artist uses to bring issues related to body and movement. From a fictional universe, her research focuses on the idea of a body that confronts a state of discontinuity, finitude and uncertainty. A contemporary body understood as that which no longer has the capacity to form, yielding to its own inevitable deformations - incessantly it twists, crumbles, weakens, falls, moans, wobbles, tumbles, tears, breaks down. In recent years, she has participated in exhibitions such as: the 48th, 49th and 50th Anual de Arte FAAP, at Museu de Arte Brasileira, São Paulo [2016, 2017, 2018]; "Exercício", Galeria Jaqueline Martins, curated by Marcio Harum, São Paulo [2017]; "Respirar sem oxigénio", Galeria Millan, curated by Regina Parra, São Paulo [2017]; "Lotada", Edifício Lutetia, curated by Marcos Moraes, São Paulo [2019].