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CARBON 12 DUBAI: Birgit Graschopf - “Space Forward” - 11 Jan 2012 to 12 Feb 2012

Current Exhibition

11 Jan 2012 to 12 Feb 2012

A1 Quoz 1, Street 8, Alserkal Avenue
Warehouse D37
P.O. Box 214437
United Arab Emirates
Middle East
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Birgit Graschopf, “Mirror Lines”, pencil on paper, 20 x 30 cm, 2011

Artists in this exhibition: Birgit Graschopf

Space Forward
Solo exhibition by Birgit Graschopf

Opening Night Wednesday 11th of January, 2012 from 19:00

You are invited to the private opening of Birgit Graschopf’s solo exhibition on Wednesday 11th of January from 19:00 with a special performance by Birgit Graschopf at 20:00

Carbon 12 proudly presents “Space Forward”, a solo exhibition by artist Birgit Graschopf (b.1978).

The lens of her camera works as a scalpel, tracing the fine lines between public and private space, deconstructing society’s power structures and nature’s formal qualities. Graschopf’s interest lies in the relationship between the inside and the outside, constantly shifting between levels of micro and macro: the fragile balance of the equilibrium of power becomes an aesthetic experience. Her subtle way of permutation and rearrangement reveals the constant struggle between subject and object, image and imagination. Roland Barthes and Marcel Proust are key references, as their awareness and sensibility towards sociological narratives are clearly reflected in Graschopf’s methodical approach.

Critical approaches towards the photographic medium itself are as present as the investigatory interest in the subjects themselves, creating a unified whole, a vibrant oscillation between the meta and the medium, self-reflective and exploratory alike.

Graschopf’s works manage to bring the weight of structured theory together with the performative energy of street-art and graffiti, where pioneers like Keith Harring not only redefined the relationship between society and art, but also renegotiated the boundary of public and private. But rather than a remembrance of things past, “Space Forward” is looking ahead, transcending the photographic paradigm and going beyond the limitations of the frame, making the exhibition space itself the canvas, investigating the difference between the projection and the projected. On opening night, a very special installation will be performed by Birgit Graschopf.

About the performance:

"At the performance, I face the gallery space as visual support and refer conceptually to the local configuration of the gallery’s hallway that will be reflected in the performing image as a figurative extension. The space is set up as a darkroom and the audience will experience the successive developement of the photographic wall exposure by red light. Site-specific permutation by the way of a photographic intervention points to a tendency towards installational staging of photography, as well as an interdisciplinary approach linking photography and spatial performance.

The audience at the opening night will see the temporal change, and feel and smell the haptic quality and the painterly surface, of the work. With this I am very glad that it becomes part of the whole process.“
— Birgit Graschopf

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