Opening: July 05, 2008, 17 - 22 h
Ricarda Roggan's motifs appear as if they were everyday situations encountered incidentally. The precision and concentration of her photographs tempt to conclude that all coincidence is staged and things occur only seemingly by chance. The artist cautiously penetrates real space, undertaking subtle interventions into existing constellations.
Things and spaces were detached from their original context of meaning. School furniture, factory halls, cellars, tables, chairs, or loungers bear marks of past use, but in the new arrangements they forfeit their old function. The loss of their actual spatial context frees them from their functional duty. Bereft of its history, what is depicted eschews narrative.
The exhibition Still Life at KW Institute for Contemporary Art is the first institutional solo show of Ricarda Roggan (born 1972 in Dresden) in Germany.
The exhibition is curated by Susanne Pfeffer.