With the show „Science + ficition. Über das Verhältnis von Vorstellung und Wirklichkeit“ at the Städische Galerie am Abdinghof the artists Kathrin Graf und Alexandra Knie, both born in 1984, question the classical borders of art by seeking contactpoints to textiles, design and natural sciences.
With respective approaches they adapt and transform scientific presentation forms, combine real scientific phenomena with fictitious speculations and exercise possible ranges of the real.
For her presentation Kathrin Graf uses everyday objects, that she exposes to different transformation processes, such as preservation and fermentation, so that they elude their familiar context. The objects are presented as large-size marco fotographs or installed on tables and racks in the room, which reminds us of the scientific aethetics of presentation.
At the Städtische Galerie am Abdinghof Kathrin Graf combines real exhibits of natural scientific collections (like gallstones and archaeological finds) with her artistic works to an extensive installation, which evokes suspicions without creating clarity. Where does reality end and where does imagination begin?