the mind is natively vice
11.04.23 - 26.05.23
curated by Maximilian Pellizzari & Leonardo Cuccia
the mind is natively vice is Sarah Kürten’s first solo show in Italy. The exhibition presents a series of new works alongside a selection of risograph prints which she realised during her residency at BASIS Vinschgau Venosta in 2022 in Schlanders. In her new works the artist combines collage re-constructions of images and written poetry to investigate the representation of the female body as it is depicted on online reselling platforms. Parallel to the exhibition duration, a site-specific artwork titled A Poem (splendid inhabitants of a splendid world, but...), 2023 will be installed on the facade of BASIS Vinschgau Venosta to increase awareness of the institution's importance and its precarious situation.
Sarah Kürten (b. 1983 in Bergisch-Gladbach, DE) is a visual artist living and working in Cologne. She studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 2004 to 2011. Her work was presented in solo shows at Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne (DE) in 2021, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf (DE) in 2020 and 2016; at Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn (DE) 2017, at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (DE) in 2016. Sarah Kürten exhibited in (selected) group shows at: Kai 10 Arthena Foundation in Düsseldorf (DE) in 2021; at Lady Helen, London (UK) in 2020; at Galerie Tanya Leighton, Berlin (DE) and at GRIN, Providence (USA) in 2017; at Kunsthaus Bregenz (AT) in 2016; mumok, Vienna (AT) in 2015. She was awarded the following prizes: Audi Art Award for the project Rhein Verlag in 2010; Stipendium Villa Aurora, Los Angeles (Kunstsalon) and Peter Mertes Stipendium in 2018.
Via della Rena, 17
39100 Bolzano, Italy
10:00 - 17:00