Transcending Territories

exhibition view

exhibition view

ceramic, pigments, wood, stain; 70 x 46 x 91 cm

ceramic, glaze, pigments, lustre, wood, stain; 142 x 70 x 65 cm

ceramic, pigments, wood, stain; 150 x 70 x 65 cm

ceramic, glaze, pigments, wood, stain; 32 x 30 x 48 cm

ceramic, glaze, pigments; 18 x 16 x 18 cm 

Transcending Territories, 2024

exhibition x/y/z
Kunstverein Wagenhalle Stuttgart

Two different types of animal figurines form the starting point for
Transcending Territories: one group consists of second-hand kitsch cat figurines made of
ceramic or porcelain. As objects of memory and status, they are closely linked to the personal
experiences of their previous owners and are located in the private sphere. The other group goes
back to monumental lion statues from public spaces. The lions were also domesticated, but in a
different way, for example to demonstrate strength and superiority on a political level in a city.

Using digital technologies and the 3D printing process, I scaled the figures of the two groups to
the same size, alienated them and translated them into ceramic. They become formally equivalent,
fragmented metaphors of their former places and meanings, be it hierarchies, power or gender

Photographies by Andreas Kustreba