Vera Kox — The Marks You Make (...)
VERA KOX —
The marks you make, when you try to make a pen work again.
Opening Thursday 7/11 18—22
Gallery opening hours: Thurs & Sat 14—18
Hälsingegatan 33, Vasastan, Stockholm
‘Wiping his ass, probably, picking his nose, masturbating in bed at night, sticking his fingers into Nora’s cunt and diddling her bunghole, popping pimples, scraping food from his teeth, plucking out nostril hairs, disgorging wax from his ears (…) Your hands have served you in similar ways, of course, everyone’s hands have done those things, but mostly they are busy performing tasks that require little or no thought.’ * And it is these hardly noticed, subtle gestures which light is shed upon in the exhibition by Vera Kox at Minibar, asking the ancient sculptors’ task: How can you bring an object to life?
Portraying movement in the inanimate, the work is playing with ideas of touch as our most primary instinct to grasp the world around us. Set within minimalist concerns of perception, Vera Kox’s work emphasises on a phenomenological look and a transitional nature of matter in her sculptures.
Vera Kox is a Luxembourgish/German artist. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2010, has lived in London since and is currently doing a residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin until summer 2014.
*Paul Auster, Winter Journal, (Henry Holt and Co., New York 2012)