David Nolan Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977, Germany) will be exhibiting seven recent drawings during 54th Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Papadopoli as one of the nominees of the Future Generation Art Prize, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine. The exhibition will open on June 2, 2011, at 8 pm.
Jorinde Voigt has developed an idiosyncratic visual language with her meticulous, large-format drawings that present a quasi abstract code of signs that seems deeply subjective and individual but nonetheless subject to strict rules. Eliminating the boundary between science and art, she analyses the structures of diverse cultural and natural phenomena in her notations and scores.
On view in Venice will be a series entitled “Interhorizontal Nexus I to VII (Kiev 1-7)” (2010-2011). They represent a complex configuration of themes that Voigt has developed in single works, studies, and series since 2008: position, geographical direction, caesura, external center, rotation, territory, center, oil, water, construction, deconstruction, countup, airport, continental border, vortex, loop, Boeing 747, speed, duration of event, direction N, direction of movement, repetition per day, and grammar. Voigt collects together the widest range of elements that progress rhythmically over the sheet of paper. This dynamic character is intensified by Voigt’s performative working method. The artist draws on oversized paper, deploying her whole body in the process. Despite her strict and systematic approach, she also allows for spontaneous gestures to occur throughout. The main element of the Nexus series is the horizon. As reference points for every type of visual perception, the horizon lines may be read as perceptual studies. Voigt writes: “The trace of movement may adopt any kind of line, ranging from standstill to pirouette, that a moving body can complete in space…Because light includes all colors, in theory every color is possible.” In this way, a spectrum of color possibilities emerges within every drawing, a spectrum that can be continued indefinitely.
The Future Generation Art Prize is a worldwide biennial contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize will be a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.
The Palazzo Papadopoli is located at San Polo 1364, Venice, Italy.