catalogue text on Mirjam Kuitenbrouwer, p. 116
The photographs of the series “Case Study Window” show landscape views of a nature reserve in the Netherlands. Following the model of the architecture of the Case Study Houses in Los Angeles, Mirjam Kuitenbrouwer constructed a brass-framed ideal “window” that, attached to the front of the lenseless camera, gives the impression of looking through the glazed façade of a modernist house. The artist thus plays with mechanisms of perception, the lines separating imaginary and real interior and exterior spaces, and the relationship between spatial vision and viewing space. The window as the frame of the view recalls the parallel between beholder and camera, both marked by the perception of incessantly shifting outlooks and insights. In the exhibition installation, the principle according to which the photographs are constructed can be followed by looking through a camera obscura that the artist herself had built.
translation: Bian Currid/Nicholas Grindell
Publication published in connection with the exhibition
Jananne Al-Ani, Nobuyoshi Araki, Yto Barrada, Lothar Baumgarten, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Martin Beck, Richard Billingham, Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Pavel Braïla, Kaucyila Brooke, Tom Burr, James Coleman, Josef Dabernig, Destiny Deacon, Thomas Demand, Carola Dertnig, Elmgreen – Dragset, Omer Fast, Andrea Fraser, Seiichi Furuya, Rainer Ganahl, Gelatin, Shadi Ghadirian, Ghazel, David Goldblatt, Nan Goldin, Manfred Grübl, Andreas Gursky, Maria Hahnenkamp, Doug Hall, Matthias Herrmann, Candida Höfer, Stephan Huber, Emily Jacir, Leo Kandl, Gülsün Karamustafa, Klub Zwei, Mirjam Kuitenbrouwer, David Lamelas, Louise Lawler, Sharon Lockhart, Rashid Masharawi, Tracey Moffatt, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Roman Ondák, Mathias Poledna, Lisl Ponger, Florian Pumhösl, Alexandra Ranner, Lois Renner, Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij, Thomas Ruff, Constanze Ruhm, Jörg Sasse, Hans Schabus, Eva Schlegel, Zineb Sedira, Wang Qingsong, Ingeborg Strobl, Thomas Struth, Vivan Sundaram, The Atlas Group, Oktavian Trauttmansdroff, Bernhard Voїta, Jeff Wall, Christopher Williams, Manfred Willmann, Erwin Wurm, Jun Yang, Gregor Zivic