21.10.2022 – 17.11.2022
Tor Artspace, Hanauer Landstraße 171, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Start to Finish
A group show with: James Beatham / Magdalena Bichler / Elizabeth Charnock / Diana O. Häfner / Joe Highton / Zoé Hopf / Valentina Jaffé / Lucia Kempkes / Anne-Kathrin Kühner / Danielle Magee / Alexandra Müller / Anna Nero / Lucy Nixon / Myriam Perrot / Marten Schech / Lucia Szych / Tatsuma Takeda / Marcel Walldorf / Ernie Wang
“Start to Finish”
brings together works by 19 contemporary artists whose practices are distinguished by a focus on process and materiality. While some use methods rooted in the tradition of craft, others have developed their own meticulous systems to shape familiar media, taking us on a journey through the results of their manual explorations. Start to Finish is a showcase of the interplay between thinking, making, and final object.
As the act of making informs the end result, the evidence of the makers’ hand is often present and this physicality draws attention to the relation between the artist’s body and the object being crafted. Focus is thus cast onto the spatialisation of the pieces in terms of perspective, scale and relation. Start to Finish explores these common motives, building an expanded landscape where result-oriented values and a focus on process both intersect and transform one another.
The curation of the space ranges from small, intricate pieces to large-scale, spatial installations. This aims to relay the importance of the body to object relationship to the spectators, the relative visibilities of process-driven practices, and perpetuate the question of physicality and spatial awareness. This parallels the relation between artist to object, and object to audience, inserting new modes of creation into spectation.
Curated by: James Beatham, Elizabeth Charnock, Lucy Nixon and Myriam Perrot.