Foto/Courtesy Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman.
photographer Jorit Aust
Due to the great successes the exhibition is prolonged from May 30th. 2009 to June 13th. 2009
We are very pleased to present our sixth solo exhibition of Julia Bornefeld (b. 1963 in Kiel, Germany, lives and works in Bruneck, South Tyrol). Major solo exhibitions of the artist in recent years were hosted by Künstlerhaus Göttingen (2008), Kunstverein Pforzheim (2007), Kunstraum Kreuzlingen (2006), Kunstverein Ravensburg and Marburger Kunstverein (2005). Currently, a group of her works can be seen at the exhibition NEW ENTRIES! at Museion Bozen. From 5 May, she will present a large work at the Tyrolean Regional Exhibition 2009 Labyrinth::Freiheit (Labyrinth::Freedom) at the Franzensfeste fortress.
Bornefeld's sculptures, installations and performances are somehow poised between autonomous form and meaning. Her works start out from individual and collective existential experiences. She makes use of everyday materials and substructures forged or welded from pig iron. In her recent works the confrontation with identity, role models, and questions of gender has come to take on an even more central role.
'"Ego" and "alter ego" play piano four hands - Fantasie/allegretto grazioso and Bagatelle/allegretto quasi andante. The harmonies of an alpine-sounding rondo invite the dissonant duet to dance. The inseparable couple spin into a vertiginous atonality und lose their footing. Objects, paintings, photographs and videos amalgamate into a multi-voiced spatial composition that is conducted by the counterpoint.'
Julia Bornefeld alter ego komm tanz mit mir! oder die Emanzipation der Dissonanz Press Release as pdf-File