25 October - 22 November 2014

Katrin Korfmann & Jens Pfeifer: I Am A Mountain

In different ways and with diverse media, the Dutch/German artist couple Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer investigate cultural identities and juxtapose unfamiliar and common ideologies. At Lumen Travo they present the results of their three-month residency at the Chinese European Art Centre (CEAC) along with new works as a surprising manifest of how entrenched we are in our own culture.

In Korfmann’s new body of work she highlights the visual report between social realism and euphoric utopianism referencing the visual and material facilitation of socially unifying rituals. In various places on earth collective rituals are photographed: events sustained by individual euphoria in which colour, or colourful garments dissolve individuality.

Staying close to the ongoing interest in the manner in which cultural identities are commonly expressed through archetypical phenomena of nature found in local geography, Jens Pfeifer moves out of his personal context admitting to work with iconic images of a dissimilar culture. In his recent work Pfeifer moves towards representation of the iconic, which his work embodies, introducing a new materiality to his oeuvre and emphasizes his most current narrative.

Two recently published artist-books accompany the exhibition:

Katrin Korfmann, Ensembles Assembled
Jens Pfeifer, The Night I Shot My Dog


Korfmann and Pfeifer are supported by:

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Elevated Nation, 230x80x80 cm

I-Shan 78 x 38 x 55 cm

J-Shan 58 x 75 x 44 cm

K Shan, 73 x 70 x 44 cm

Wen ji qi wu, 244 x 352 cm, # 2/3, installation view

Castells , 173 x 120 cm, # 3/7

Ibi, 173 x 120 cm, # 3/7

Mud, 173 x 120 cm, # 3/7