ORNAMENT UND VERBRECHEN 3 — LAGE EGAL CURATORIAL PROJECT #199
Opening Saturday, JUL 29, 2023, 7pm — 10pm
JULY 30 — SEP 02, 2023
THU — SAT, 3pm — 6pm
Also open by chance or appointment
LAGE EGAL CURATORIAL PROJECTS
Strausberger Platz 19, 10243 Berlin
We are pleased to present the third exhibition of ORNAMENT UND VERBRECHEN with a selection of photographs, site-specific installations and sculptures by LAURE CATUGIER and JONAS BÜßECKER. The series of exhibitions takes place at our temporary space at Strausberger Platz 19, located within one of the historic neoclassical Hermann Henselmann towers, also known as “Haus des Kindes”. The title of this series takes inspiration from the renowned essay by architectural theorist Adolf Loos, who asserted that ornament was a sign of decadence and violence in modern society.
As an artist with a background in architecture, LAURE CATUGIER conveys the geometric language of modernism in her work. Through media such as photography and video, also installation and performance, the artist questions the perception and representation of spatiality, examining the functionality of modern architecture and urban spaces and researches the global standardization of building.
Movement is an integral aesthetic component of JONAS BÜßECKER’s minimal and expansive works, although nothing moves in his compositions. His sculptures are based on a dialectical tension of two opposites: fragile and stable, soft and hard, light and heavy… The typically load-bearing building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel, become the supported elements, and the fragile elements exert the decisive force.
The selected works form a unique landscape of objects and architectural elements that reflect the narratives of modernity and minimalism and the role they play in contemporary society. This prompts us to question our own conceptions of ornamentation and the underlying complexities of our built environment.