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Dieselkraftwerk

Uferstraße/Am Amtsteich 15
03046 Cottbus Deutschland
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dienstags bis sonntags
11 bis 19 Uhr

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Packhof

Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach-Straße 11
15230 Frankfurt (Oder) Deutschland
Tel: +49 335 4015629
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11 bis 17 Uhr

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Rathaushalle

Marktplatz 1
15230 Frankfurt (Oder) Deutschland
Tel: +49 335 28396183
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dienstags bis sonntags
11 bis 17 Uhr

Sonder­öffnungs­­zeiten an Feier­tagen
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Kata Unger

Kata Unger

CATCH-22. The big picture an myself

03/03/24—19/05/24

 

With the solo exhibition, which combines 8 woven images and almost 100 corresponding works on paper, the BLMK presents the fantastic visual worlds of the Berlin-based artist Kata Unger (born 1961 in East Berlin). Oscillating between Dada and the contemporary uprising of signs, the artist creates palimpsest-like image worlds that are paintings by other means and materials.

 

Kata Unger’s complex, mostly large-format tapestries, woven from wool, are poetic, yet critical reflections of reality that design imaginary worlds and are characterized by their sensual form and materiality. Following the principles and techniques of classic picture weaving, her works are mostly created on the high loom. The wool and silk threads are dyed and woven by the artist herself. Kata Unger develops the respective picture plan from vertical and horizontal lines using warp and weft. The difference between the front and back of the image is simply the mirror inversion. The tapestry is at the same time an image carrier, image surface and image.

 

For the artist, weaving is a technique of image creation using a process that corresponds to the binary system of computer language, which is based on zero and one. This technique refers to the French inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard, who developed the first mechanical loom that could be programmed using a punch card at the beginning of the 19th century. It is precisely this close connection between the binding technology of weaving and the information units of the computer that plays a central role in Kata Unger’s work.

 

However, it is not only the analogy between the texture of the woven image and pixel-based rasters of digital forms of representation that is relevant here. The motifs and symbols, which are put together like a collage, also refer to art history as well as popular culture, media worlds and other forms of artistic expression. The exhibition title CATCH-22 also refers to the satirical novel of the same name by Joseph Heller from 1961 about the absurdity of war. Parallel to the web images, acrylic paintings and watercolors are created, which do not serve as drafts for the web images, but rather are designed to deepen the subject matter.

 

In her pictures, Kata Unger brings together iconographic set pieces and fragments from science fiction, politics, philosophy, natural sciences, art and everyday history as well as digital worlds into a large whole.