Images: © the artist, courtesy of VOGES GALLERY, Frankfurt
INSTALLATION AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS
JANUARY 29 – MARCH 27, 2010
VOGES GALLERY is pleased to announce its third solo show with Alexandra Ranner. Ranner surfaced on the international art scene in 2001 in Venice, at the final Biennale curated by Harald Szeemann. Her highly acclaimed, large-scale installation APRÉSLUDE (today in the collection of the Lenbach Haus in Munich) was the starting point for her numerous gallery and museum exhibitions in Europe, North America and Canada. In 2003, Ranner received the prestigious Schmidt-Rottluff Grant and her most recent significant piece, SCHLAFZIMMER II was commissioned in 2009 for the exhibition INTERIOR/EXTERIOR at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
The centrepiece of the exhibition at VOGES GALLERY will be, along with new photographic works and light-boxes, the large-scale installation FLUR, which was Ranner’s first multimedia work. As in most of her large-scale work, plain wooden panels enclose the richly-detailed, stage-like interior, in which the artist creates a state of illusion using painting, video and sculpture. In FLUR, the spectator's view is directed into a perspectively reduced corridor, where a half-opened door allows us to witness a short, enigmatic sequence, embodied with a Hitchcockian suspense that evokes simultaneously disruption and irritation.
Alexandra Ranner (*1967, Munich) lives and works in Berlin. She teaches at the University of the Arts (UdK) at the architectural faculty.
VOGES GALLERY, Frankfurt
LOOCK Galerie, Berlin