02. Artists

Katja Novitskova

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b. 1984 in Tallinn (Estonia); lives and works between Berlin (Germany) and Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Katja Novitskova’s sculptures and installations explore the tension between the Internet and the physical world. They are based on images sourced from the Internet or everyday objects which she reworks, endowing them with a new, singular, disturbing state of being.

Novitskova’s work has been shown at the Serpentine Gallery (London), the Kunstverein Hannover (Hanover), the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing) and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland.

With the support of the Fondation Mondriaan, Amsterdam and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Works


La vie moderne

PATTERN OF ACTIVATION (planetary bonds), Création Biennale 2015

The installation that Katja Novitskova has created for the Biennale is based on the realisation that our perception of reality has been altered by advances in digital technology; the line demarcating the natural world from its technological rendering has dissolved. In a room filled with silver paint, mobile mechanical sculptures made from swings for babies, painted in bright colours and with elaborate patterns, take on a new life as strange creatures made from the most synthetic materials possible: industrial plastic, silicone fishing bait, hair extensions and sheets of polyurethane printed with images of protein folds printed on them. In resonance with the Rosetta mission at NASA and the European Space Agency, two sculptures representing the surface of the comet act as a further environment for the robots.

Courtesy de l’artiste et Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

Approximation (planet Mars HD), 2015
Digital print on aluminium dibond

Approximation (enzyme), 2015
Digital print on aluminium dibond

Bannini Dodoli de Luxe Grey, 2015
Electronic baby swing, digital render of a protein molecule, polyurethane resin, epoxy clay, tyraps, nail polish, display clamps, etc.

Discover and Grow jumperoo, 2015
Baby jumperoo, electronic crabs, epoxy clay, polyurethane resin, tyraps, nail polish, toothpick brushes

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

Getting there



Gallery
Katja Novitskova 4 photos
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Katja Novitskova
PATTERN OF ACTIVATION (planetary bonds) - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Katja Novitskova
Approximation (planet Mars HD) and Bannini Dodoli de Luxe Grey - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Katja Novitskova
Discover and Grow jumperoo ; Approximation (enzyme) ; Bannini Dodoli de Luxe Grey - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Katja Novitskova
Baby jumper sculpture with robotic insects - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)