until 14.04. | #3348ARTatBerlin | Kuckei + Kuckei shows from 25th February 2022 the group exhibition random repeat refine with works by the artists Cécile Dupaquier, Marie Rief and Fiene Scharp.
A cut in a sheet of paper, repeated hundreds of times; ten, twenty, thirty copies of the same motif; building material whose structure is disassembled and reassembled – through such minimal and reproductive procedures, the artists Cécile Dupaquier, Marie Rief and Fiene Scharp detach their respective material from its expediency and question it in a creative process: What is its intended and what its possible essence? What identity does a copy have, what uniqueness a repetition? Where does chance end and artistic gesture begin? When does circumstance become object? How does material become art?
Dupaquier, Rief and Scharp show that basically everything is already present or laid out: material, possibilities, methods. The artists explore the material, test it beyond its technical-industrial function, take it out of the workshop, out of the office or out of the laboratory – into the studio. In doing so, they start from raw materials that have a reproductive character: Standard material from the hardware store, produced according to standards and guidelines; mathematical papers with industrial screening; multiple laser copies of one and the same surface.
Each of the three artists deconstructs the material in her own way. Through a disturbance made by hand (e.g. cutting, grinding, copying), the concrete object initially becomes a vague something that from then on raises new questions. The repeated or refined disturbance develops into an artistic gesture in the course of the examination of the material and its treatment and sets a transformation in motion. The vague is suddenly abstract, and even chance is given over to an idea.
Cécile Dupaquier, Tableau (ligne) n°2 (Detail), 2020,
Sperrholz, Mineralfarbe, 39 x 24 x 4,5 cm
Cécile Dupaquier, born 1970 in France, studied art and media design at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Lyon. In 2003 she was artist-in-residence at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, where she exhibited the following year, and has lived in Berlin ever since. In 2021 she is a fellow of the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn. She has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Daniel Marzona, Berlin (2017), Atelier Wilhelmstraße 16, Stuttgart (2015) and Kunstmuseum Bonn (2001), among others.
Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions, such as Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg (2020), Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin (2018), as well as Centre d’Art Le 19 – CRAC, Montbéliard (2021).
Marie Rief, born in 1987 in Berlin; studied Fine Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts from 2008 to 2014 in the specialist class for painting and drawing with Prof. Fries. There she developed her experimental work with photography and drawing. In 2014, she completed her studies as a master student. In the same year, she received the Regina Pistor Award as well as nominations for the Master Student Award and the Else Neumann Scholarship’s Young Talent Programme. Since then, her work has been shown in solo exhibitions (Lichte Schatten 2015, a far shot 2016, Galerie Bourounia) and group exhibitions, including at Haus am Lützowplatz and Haus am Kleistpark (2016), Technische Sammlungen Dresden (Sonne auf Papier 2017), Mexico City at Arozarena (double blind 2017, Museum Ploschad Mira in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (the fine hands show 2021). In 2021 she is a fellow of the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn.
Fiene Scharp, ohne Titel (Detail), 2021, Papierschnitt, 100 x 100 cm
Fiene Scharp, born 1984 in Berlin, studied Fine Arts and Literature at the University of the Arts and the Humboldt University in Berlin and received the Master Student Award of the President of the University of the Arts in 2012. She was a scholarship holder of the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Dorothea Konwiarz Foundation and the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf. In 2021, she won the Paper Art Award, which was presented for the first time at Paper Positions Berlin, and was the winner of the Losito Art Prize.
In recent years, she has taken part in numerous national and international exhibitions – including at the Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, the Centre for Recent Drawing (UK) and the Design Museum den Bosch (NL), or the Musée Charmey (CH).
Her works are represented in public collections such as the Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Sammlung Ritter and the Haus des Papiers.
Opening: Friday, 25th February, 2022, from 7:00 pm.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 25th February – Tuesday, 14th April 2022to the gallery
Image caption: Fiene Scharp, ohne Titel (Detail), 2021, Papierschnitt, 100 x 100 cm
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