Heike Beyer: Kaum dass sie stehen können

Cat. Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg / Kunstverein Heilbronn

Exhibition catalogue, ed. by Christine Litz, Matthia Löbke
text (German/English) by Christine Litz and an interview with Kasper König
80 p with 25 b/w and 50 coloured illustrations
250 x190 mm, softcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-082-5

24,80 €

Scarcely Able to Stand

Fine threads delicately stretch from the white blossom of a bouquet of flowers across the exhibition space. Heike Beyer’s contemplative works allow us to »feel immediate welcoming kindness rather than vanitas«, according to an article of Catrin Lorch on the occasion of her exhibition in 2004 at Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Her works are inherently transitory in a celebratory manner, the paper continues, since the artist is decorating the exhibition spaces rather than merely installing her art. The works of Heike Beyer, born in 1967, a graduate of Städelschule Frankfurt and now living in Cologne, are not just about the subject of decoration, nor the transience and deception of beautiful appearances. Rather, her interest lies in procedural changes, the question of how forms change in the process of decay, fatigue, how memories fade and, at the end, there is the question: what remains?

Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, 15/2–22/6/2014
Kunstverein Heilbronn, 5/7–24/8/2014