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Kate Cooper: RIGGED, Ausstellung Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung 2014, KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Kate Cooper: RIGGED, Ausstellung Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung 2014, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Photo: © Kate Cooper

Kate Cooper: RIGGED, Ausstellung Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung 2014, KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Kate Cooper: RIGGED, Ausstellung Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung 2014, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Photo: © Kate Cooper

Kate Cooper - Award Winner Exhibition

RIGGED

Kate Cooper - Award Winner Exhibition

RIGGED

Duration:

September 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Exhibition opening:

Saturday, 13. September 2014, 5–10 p.m.

Opening hours:

Wed–Mon 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thu 11 a.m.–21 p.m.
Tuesdays closed

Venue:

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69 |10117 Berlin


For her first institutional exhibition, awarded as part of the Schering Stiftung Art Award, this year’s winner Kate Cooper has produced a new work comprising of video and photographic production especially for KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Through an extensive use of CGI techniques commercial photography and post-production, the show RIGGED highlights the labor inherent in the creation of images, looking at the position the female body has occupied in the history of digital image technology. Through the creation and re-rendering of images of the body, Cooper asks how these digital figures might perform in our place made real as downloadable, ultra-realized bodies.

As Cooper states: “In our post-representational world – where images are dislocated and free-floating across networks – how can we renegotiate an agency to images, imbue them with power, make them work for us?”

RIGGED displays the human being itself as a commercial good, the billboard-sized figures, installed throughout the space, focus on the body as a place for communicating ideas; re-coding and re-configuring new meanings. As the rendered images become disturbingly realistic, Cooper’s doppelgangers surround the observer in their muted formations, and narrate their own illusionary potential, which is more permanent than flesh.

The exhibition is curated by Ellen Blumenstein in cooperation with the Schering Stiftung.
An exhibition catalog with the graphic design by Michael Oswell is published by Sternberg Verlag.

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Media library

Publication — June 24, 2016

Kate Cooper: LOOK BOOK

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Gallery — September 20, 2014

Art Award Ceremony

Images of the awarding ceremony for the Schering Stiftung Art Award 2014 to Kate Cooper on September 20, 2014.

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The Schering Stiftung Art Award is a collaboration between the Schering Stiftung and KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
The cultural programming of KW Institute for Contemporary Art is made possible with support from the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

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