[FATecke] #10 – Noëlle Berg
Updated: Sep 23, 2021
FATart exhibitions from the FATart network
Learn more about the FATecke format at the end of the post.
"Where do I fit in?" (Dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, siphon and shoe cupboard), 2019, each 40 x 56 cm, inkjet print on alutop. 1200 CHF each (5 Edition + Artist Print)
"Immer meer", 2021, masks and thread, dimensions variable. Price on demand
"No-ëlle Berg - a woman and artist on her research walk along the lowlands of modern society. The Zurich artist does not want to endure, but to act. To expose social conditioning and reference culture with bold poses, experienced through the interactions of her professional and life fields, drive her. The resulting work wants to dislodge and disturb. In hindsight, however, to seduce us to think of things differently and open our eyes to the beautiful and the possible." Noëlle Berg
In her series "Where do i fit in?" the artist realizes five self-portraits in which she places herself in a confined space in her apartment: Dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, siphon and shoe cupboard. She creates powerful images in which she forces her body, like the objects in her apartment, to fit in. The artist is interested in the relationship between identity and categorization, and her series questions the tensions that arise during the attempt to categorize.
The work "Immer meer" was created in 2021. Berg sewed together several hundred masks to create a fabric sculpture that spans the room. The play on words in the title refers on the one hand to the visual similarity of the sculpture with the sea, on the other hand to the more waste that time brings with it. The mass of masks is meant to show how much of the mask goes to waste. It elevates this object of protection to an aesthetic art object and invites us to reflect on our own relationship to the mask.
Noëlle Berg is an artist who lives and works in Zurich. She exhibited her work at FATart Fair in both 2021 and 2020.
Her work can be seen at Kosmos Buchsalon (Zurich) from 19.09.21 to 11.01.22.
FATrendezvous: Talk with the artist on 28.10.21 at Kosmos Buchsalon at 6pm.
Text: Pauline Della Bianca, Curatorial Director FATart
Images Copyright: Noëlle Berg
The format FATecke:
Exhibitions in the "FATecke"- at Kosmos Buchsalon, Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zurich.
Pauline Della Bianca, curatorial director, curates the FATecke at Kosmos Buchsalon with works by artists from the FATnetwork.
[FATecke] #01 Ursina Gabriela Roesch [FATecke] #02 Eliane Zinner [FATecke] #03 Yvon Baumann [FATecke] #04 Viviana Gonzalez & Ana Pantoja [FATecke] #05 Magdalena Suter [FATecke] #06 Claire Linder [FATecke] #07 Karin Schuh [FATecke] #08 Cath Brophy [FATecke] #09 Mara Mars [FATecke] #10 Noëlle Berg
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