Galerie Grita Insam
Drawn to Architecture
The exhibition Drawn to Architecture links five artistic positions that engage in different ways with architectural forms and structures. All of the works have a decidedly non-mimetic moment in common: it is not the depiction or reflection of architecture that is interesting but the exploration of the recursive connection between the image of the space and the space of the image on the basis of architectural constellations. Amy Yoes, Karina Nimmerfall, Manuel Knapp, Ingo Giezendanner and Catherine Borg each contrast or interlink a work with a pictorial, drawing-like quality with a moving image, an animation.
In doing this the artists evoke space that has an inherent temporal dimension, so going beyond a simplified triaxial notion of space. In Drawn to Architecture the spatial dimension is not entirely a given and is not simply physically manifested in the form of architecture: space constitutes itself more on the basis of mutual interaction and interferences between the works, and so is finally produced by the viewers themselves.
Amy Yoes (*1959 in Chicago) lebt und arbeitet in New York.
GALERIE GRITA INSAM (1971-2011) Founded in 1971 (originally as Modern Art Gallery), the Galerie Grita Insam has promoted young local artists and collaborated with international artists since the beginning. The gallery closed, after 40 adventurous years, in 2011 due to the illness of its founder Grita Insam.