Junge Kunst Euregio: Time curves like a pretzel
Sharon Van Overmeiren
Saturday 15 September 2018
7 11 PM
16 September 14 October 2018
Opening: 15th September 2018, 7 PM
Greetings: Dr. Christian Becker, Chairman STAWAG and Dr. Werner Dohmen, Chairman NAK
Introduction: Maurice Funken, Director NAK
Beginning the new exhibition series Junge Kunst Euregio NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein and STAWAG present the first institutional solo exhibition by Belgium artist Sharon Van Overmeiren.
Entitled Time Curves Like A Pretzel van Overmeiren presents new works in a site-specific installation at the Kunstverein.
The exhibition reflects upon the idea of living in post-apocalyptic times. A steady multimedia-based superfetation of images and news has left behind a confused society. It is sealing itself off from the media, distrust and disclaimer replace the need for information and knowledge. In an age of fake news scientific facts as well as past ist constantly questioned. In this stage of denial emotions replace facts, projection replace knowledge, objects replace anticipations.
Sharon van Overmeiren captures this transformation in her fictional sculptures, whose oftentimes animalistic nature betimes reminds of depictions of totems. Similar to an artifact the works exist in past, present and future at the same moment. In the process the exhibition room becomes the site of an archaeological excavation, whose scientific esthetic connotation is reinforced by the use of photographical prints by Joke Van Den Heuvel, which can be observed throughout the exhibition. The uncovered and henceforth documentary charted objects are tangent on a stress field made up between perception, ancestry and civilization, always at variance and continuously asking, in a search of origin and meaning, incessant and inherent in all things.
Sharon van Overmeiren was born in 1985 in Antwerpen. She studied sculpture at Sint-Lukas School of Arts in Brussels and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerpen. Van Overmeiren lives and works in Brussels.
The exhibition is kindly supported by:
Pictures: NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein