EIN EIGENER RAUM
Opening: Thursday, July 23, 2015 – 7-10 pm
Exhibition: July 24 – September 20, 2015
Artist Talk / grill party: September 20, 2015 – 12-4 pm
ROCKELMANN& is pleased to present artist Randi Renate for the first installment of the Summer Break Project at gallery ROCKELMANN&. The 2015 Summer Break project is a two month long curatorial & artist residency program designed to provide young art professionals with the physical space of ROCKELMANN&, as well as the technical and creative support during the exhibition production.
Analogous to Virginia Woolf’s extended essay, EIN EIGENER RAUM is a room of one’s own. Capturing the phenomena of what it means to ‘feel at home,’ and further conflating the boundary between public and private space, Randi Renate employs architectonic installations and abstracted vignettes to transport the viewer into a familiar space of the home. What liberties are given to an individual with a private place of being? Inspired by the artist’s own biography, the work invites viewers to wander and to question their own construction of their place, memories, and comfort.
Throughout her practice, Randi Renate has explored the individual subject within the world and contemporary notions of place, identity, and community. In writing about a subjective experience, one also engages in a broader societal narrative. By distilling these narrative experiences into abstracted phenomenological sculptures, Randi Renate offers the viewer fragments of her own experiential lens.
Randi Renate was born in San Antonio, Texas and received a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She has exhibited her solo installations at Pump Project’s Flex Space in Austin and FL!GHT Gallery at Hot Wells in San Antonio. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. This will be her first solo-exhibition outside of the US.
We welcome you to join us for the opening of ‘EIN EIGENER RAUM’ on Thursday, July 23rd, from 7 to 10 pm, and on Sunday, September 20th, 12 to 4 pm for the artist talk and grill party. For more information, please contact Randi at firstname.lastname@example.org