Disregarding traditional forms of hanging as well as making art, Kerstin Brätsch frequently paints on sheets of mylar and plastic, attaching her canvases with magnets to the wall. The finished pieces are often framed in Plexiglas elements that jut out into the exhibition space. Brätsch's aim is to "Describe painting as a language itself. Show how language mistakes, mix–ups, muteness, a paranoia of speaking about it, and misunderstanding… Read more
About the artwork
These fabric multiples are typical of Brätsch's interdisciplinary practice that critiques marketing techniques and image distribution within contemporary society. This line of multilayer knit pieces can be attached to items of clothing to promote the artist's creations, in a pastiche of the sandwich board. Decomposing advertising strategies from the inside, Brätsch's works reveal different design layers, to be unfolded one by one. One piece from the edition is in the collection of the MoMA, New York.