Claudia Mann

Morskie Oko (Czarny Staw)*
TITLE, installation view, 2015

*photograph/postcard, ~1960-2015

Claudia Mann is introduced by new talents - biennale cologne.

born 1982 in Wuppertal, lives and works in Düsseldorf  
2015 Akademiebrief and Master student of Didier Vermeiren
2009-15 Study at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf at Didier Vermeiren
2009–2003 Study of Anglistik and art pedagogy at Bergische Universität Wuppertal  
2013 Lions development grant, Lions Club, Düsseldorf - Meerbusch 
2011 mfi stipend, Essen 

The physical and substantial examination of materiality and form in the works of Claudia Mann seems like a unique feature in a time when contemporary sculpting as cultural inventory is anchored in the every-day by the inclusion of flotsam and jetsam. Instead, the artist reflects about sculpting in its primordial existence, transcending historical context up to discourse about the absolute. Where does sculpting start, where does it end? Does sculpting exist outside human existence, outside of gravity? In her works, Mann dissolves the temporal and spatial borders of sculpting and makes foundation and horizon, production and process become one.
(Jari Ortwig)  

Especially for the premises of Sal. Oppenheim Claudia Mann creates a location-dependent exhibition situation which combines existing ledges, alcoves and pillars into a parcours arrangement.